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The Jewelry of Southeast Asia
(Anne Richter)

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From the magnificent royal gold jewelry of Burma and Thailand to the simple adornments worn by remote hill peoples, Anne Richter explores the complex cultural landscape of what are now Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines.

Necklaces, buckles, pendants, belts, buttons, ear ornaments, hairpins, anklets, torques, and bracelets are presented in a superb array of images. Richter’s understanding of the underlying symbolism sheds light on Asian cultures, while the aesthetic appeal of the items will make this volume irresistible to all jewelry lovers.

 

Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry
(Diana Pardue)

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Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry reveals the captivating history of the art of American Indian jewelry making, uncovering the ancient techniques, tools, and materials that have shaped contemporary southwestern jewelry. As you explore Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry’s stunning photography, let the art speak to you of how it came to be and what it represents, echoing a similar message still told by traditional Native American jewelry.

 

Miller’s Costume Jewelry
(Judith Miller)

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Whether you are just starting out, an established collector, or simply interested in vintage fashion, Miller’s Costume Jewelry tells you everything you need to know: who are the big name designers; rising stars; new collecting areas; what you should look for when buying…it’s all covered in the new classic in the field.

 

The Crown Jewels
(Anna Keay)

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An extraordinary, newly photographed celebration of this centuries-old collection: England’s Crown Jewels.

The Crown Jewels have often been called “the finest jewelry collection in the world.” This book provides a dazzling mix of art and photography with entirely new views plus spectacular details. Individual pieces, gems, and carefully selected groups of objects: the royal jewels can be seen here as never before.

The priceless objects in the collection were created to be the physical embodiment of English sovereignty, and their story is that of the English monarchy itself―from the spoon used to pour out the holy oil of St. Thomas Becket at the coronation to the crown that King Edward VIII took into exile after he abdicated in 1936. In addition to the specially taken photographs of the jewels there are paintings and photographs of monarchs wearing the regalia, coronation ceremonies, and royal events during which items from the collection are used.

The Crown Jewels are visited at the Tower of London by more than two million people each year. Based on original research and written by an expert in English court history, this is the definitive record of a most remarkable collection.
277 full-color and 19 black-and-white illustrations.

 

Daniel Swarovski
(Vivienne Becker)

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The art of cut crystal―a lavishly illustrated invitation to discover the most creative crystal jewelry, fashion, and design in the world.

Founded in 1895, Swarovski has become synonymous internationally with the finest crystal jewelry, accessories, and decorative objects. Since 1989 the designs of Daniel Swarovski, the company’s Couture signature, have earned it a place at the forefront of contemporary fashion. Designed by creative director Rosemarie Le Gallais, the exquisite range of necklaces, bracelets, pins, handbags, watches, gloves, and other ornaments testifies to Swarovski’s unique blend of technological innovation, creative talent, and manufacturing expertise.

The jewels and accessories of the Daniel Swarovski line tell an extraordinary tale that revolves around the fascination of cut crystal, its lightness and brilliance, its intriguing contradictions of clarity and mystery, fire and ice.
150 color photographs

 

Miller’s Arts and Crafts
(Judith Miller)

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Arts & Crafts is one of the most influential design movements of all time, beginning in the late 19th century and still being explored by designers today. The Arts & Crafts ethos – rejecting mass production and industrialization in favor of individualism, simplicity, honest craftsmanship, respect for materials and good design – had a massive impact on the design of the early 20th century and transformed design sensibilities globally.

This invaluable guide covers furniture, ceramics, silver and metal ware, glass, textiles, jewellery, books and posters, and includes fascinating profiles of key designers such as William Morris, the Stickleys, Liberty & Co, Tiffany Studios, George Ohr, Rookwood and many more. It comes with a pictorial design directory, price ranges and a wealth of essential information for collectors and anyone wishing to follow William Morris’s golden rule of Arts & Crafts: ‚Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.‘

 

Noovo 3. Portraits of Contemporary Jewellery : Unexpected Thoughts
(The Pepin Press)

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This series of visual books about fashion, accessories and photography is the result of a collaboration between Noovo and The Pepin Press. Each volume provides a unique and contemporary look at creative talent from around the world, both emerging talents and established names. The unifying theme in this series is the commitment to and passion for art that these designers share.

 

From Picasso to Jeff Koons: The Artist as Jeweler
(Diane Venet)

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Numerous leading artists of the 20th-century showed an interest in jewellery, often through love of a woman, or for their daughters. Despite the opening of art from the 1910s onwards to the abstract and conceptual, they happily bridged the gap that seemed to be deepening between art and craftsmanship. The jewels exert a fascination in part because they bear the trace of the relationship between the creator and the recipient of the work who, in wearing it, offers this to the view of all. The shift from the function of muse to that of support for the work aims to reveal all the aspects of the support a loved woman can offer the artist: collector, interlocutor, inspirer. More, these jewels frequently accompany the evolution of the artists’ plastic style, especially focused because of the change of scale. The collection of Diane Venet, which she regularly exhibits – as in the New York show in the early autumn of 2011 – is set out like a veritable intimate museum, narrating a specific history of art.

 

Understanding Jewellery
(David Bennett, Daniela Mascetti)

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Understanding Jewellery is a comprehensive guide to 19th and 20th Century jewellery. From the methods used to identify and date pieces, to the factors that can affect their value, this volume contains an abundance of expertise relating to precious stones and metals.

With almost 1000 magnificent colour illustrations accompanied by straightforward but thorough explanations, this publication offers a richer and more accessible reading experience than traditional text-dominated books. Including introductions to precious and semi-precious stones, and details of the stylistic developments of jewellery over the last 200 years, this volume is a standard work of reference and aninvaluable tool for collectors and dealers alike.

 

500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design (500 Series)
(Suzanne Tortillot)

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What makes the ceramic bowl such an enduring art form? It has everything: form, volume, surface, texture and colour, plus 10,000 years of history! It can be both useful and decorative, yet it is one of the simplest and most basic forms that potters make. This book provides a visual tour of how ceramists from around the world are interpreting this classic form today. The 500 masterful, inspired works presented in this book prove there are new things to say: the bowl is still being reinterpreted and reinvented every day!
FASCINATING compilation for arts and crafts ceramists and collectors of 500 of the most creative and astounding bowl designs you have ever seen.
FABULOUS SOURCEBOOK: pottery enthusiasts will enjoy the huge variety of shapes, surface treatments and techniques: traditional pit-fired, slip and earthenware, porcelain, salt-fired stoneware, hand-built and carved.

 

500 Necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form (500 Series)
(Marthe Le Van)

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More artists make necklaces than any other form of jewelry—and these pieces are among the most exquisite ever created. Selected from over 5,000 entries, they range from unique chokers to artful collars. Some showcase precious metals and gems, while others use more unusual materials, including plastic, wood, paper, and glass. They’re forged, cast, and woven, and have surface embellishments that run the gamut from inlay to enameling. And the variety is simply astonishing: Classic bejeweled chains appear next to avant-garde felted wool constructions. Some of the eye-catching, full-color images feature enlightening quotes from the creators themselves. Jewelers, students, collectors, and anyone who loves beautiful objects will treasure this extensive collection—the largest of its kind.

 

500 Cups: Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace (500 Series)
(Suzanne J.E. Tourtillott)

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In the hands of an expert ceramist, the once-simple cup can become an extraordinary work of art–as these 500 magnificent examples so beautifully prove. The exciting pieces come from an international array of artists, each with a unique perspective. The stylishly varied collection has a little bit of everything: the cups range from handbuilt to wheel-thrown, practical to sculptural, round to square. Benjamin Schulman’s „Stacked Teacup Set“ takes a strictly functional approach, while Heather O’Brien’s „Dessert Cups on Stand“ focuses on aesthetic form rather than usefulness. Annette Gates‘ „Espresso Shot Cups with Rubies“ has a surface design of simple abstract lines and dots of glaze and jewels. Some are whimsical, others starkly conceptual. Every one is a treat for the eye.