Fauna: The Art of Jewelry

Fauna: The Art of Jewelry
Fauna: The Art of Jewelry
English version
 
€25

Characteristics

English
Authors : Patrick Mauriès and Évelyne Possémé
Format: Hardcover

Number of pages
128
Number of illustrations
+ 100
Publication date
7/11/2017
Dimensions
169 mm (largeur) - 240 mm (hauteur)
Publisher
Thames & Hudson
Categories
Bookshop, Jewels

Description

The animal kingdom has been a source of inspiration for jewelers since the days of antiquity. Chosen for their symbolism, beauty, or personality, a whole menagerie of creatures has been depicted in gemstones and precious metals, ranging from fantastical dragons, griffins, and sphinxes to wild beasts such as boars and big cats, to the delicate forms of birds, fish, and even insects.

The 130 pieces in this book have been specially selected from the magnificent jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and brooches by legendary names such as Boucheron, Falize, and Lalique. They stretch from the Renaissance revival of the nineteenth century to the elegant lines of Art Nouveau and beyond, through to the playful naivety of modernist designs by Jean Lurçat and Line Vautrin.
Beautifully photographed by renowned photographer Jean-Marie del Moral, this second title in the series that began with Flora is packed with clever and witty works of art that will delight all lovers of jewelry and nature.

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