From classic bangles and baubles to avant-garde sculptural pieces and body ornaments, this collection of striking photographs showcases the finest work of more than 80 jewelry designers. An eminent jeweler discusses the subject in all its aspects: materials, methods, aesthetics, and the interaction between the wearer and the ring, necklace, or brooch. With such wonderful pieces as Annelies Planteydt's delicate necklace of hammered gold and Peter Chang's colorful acrylic and polyester bracelet, this portfolio provides a wealth of ideas and a visual feast.
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Forget the traditional diamond-and-platinum and gold-and-rubies kind of design. British master jeweler Watkins has traveled the globe to uncover some of the more innovative and less-than-wearable adornments being crafted today. Few, if any, of the more than 80 participating artists practice fashioning representational rings, bracelets, brooches, and necklaces. More often than not, they mix precious metals with such found objects as pearl-shell buttons, niobium tubes, and rose petals. Shapes can be bizarre, intended for body shows on the catwalks, or they can evoke political and social themes, like slave rings and a gun-control necklace. The author wisely keeps commentary to a two-paragraph (or so) minimum and describes each piece simply with notes about names, media, processes, size, and date of creation. Index of artists and glossary of jewelry terms appended. Barbara Jacobs
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The Complete Book of Jewelry Making is a beautifully illustrated guide to jewelry-making techniques. In content it is similar to Jinks McGrath's The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques (LJ 11/1/95) with the addition of a very useful chapter on the properties of metals (gold and silver) and seven step-by-step projects for contemporary jewelry. When the techniques have been mastered, it is time for Jewellery: Design Sourcebook, a gallery of photographs of jewelry as art featuring the creations of over 75 contemporary artists. From a practical standpoint most of these are unwearable, but this is a rather fascinating look at the art jewelry of today. Both of these books are for larger or specialized arts and crafts collections.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción New Holland, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P111859740782
Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97818597407811.0