Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels
Van Cleef & Arpels
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Under the supervision of Evelyne Possémé
Text of Anne de Jouvenel, Karine Lacquemant, Sophie Motsch
Weight : 2 200 g

Publication date
25 x 3.5 x 31.3 cm
Arts Decoratifs Ucad
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From the 1910s to the present day, the creations of Van Cleef & Arpels are a reference in the art of fine jewelry. This book presents a large selection of pieces exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and in Beijing, not only from the Van Cleef & Arpels collection, but also from private collections around the world. For the first time, the stylistic and technical evolution of these creations over the past century is traced in detail, decade after decade: white or colored jewelry, the use of gold, the sources of inspiration, sometimes geometric, sometimes naturalistic, the recurring motifs... Over the years, this book reveals the coherence of a formal repertoire, punctuated by technical innovations that have become emblematic of the house. Whether worn by anonymous or famous clients, these highly refined pieces of jewelry have stood the test of time.