A dazzling collection of jewelry imitating flowers, from the seventeenth century to today
For_x000D_ many centuries, flowers have provided a source of inspiration for _x000D_ jewelers. The sumptuous selection of floral pieces in this book have all_x000D_ been selected from the magnificent jewelry collection of the Musée des _x000D_ Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and range from the seventeenth century to the _x000D_ present day.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, flowers _x000D_ were imitated in enamel or used as motifs for elaborate bodice ornaments_x000D_ made of gemstones. Brooches, pendants, and rings took the form of _x000D_ bouquets or flower baskets. The stylized blooms of the Empire style were_x000D_ followed by the highly naturalistic blossoms of the later nineteenth _x000D_ century. Flowers continued to flourish in the sinuous shapes of Art _x000D_ Nouveau, the geometric designs of Art Deco, and the sculptural _x000D_ simplicity of modernism, with great artists including René Lalique and _x000D_ Georges Fouquet constantly reworking nature’s forms for their _x000D_ style-conscious clientele. Now, contemporary designers such as Claude _x000D_ Lalanne, Lorenz Bäumer, and JAR continue to create floral jewelry for _x000D_ today’s trendsetters.
Beautifully photographed by renowned _x000D_ photographer Jean-Marie del Moral, these intricate works of art will _x000D_ delight all lovers of jewelry and nature.100+ illustrations
|Author :||Mauries, Patrick|
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- Weight: 0.80kg
- ISBN: 9780500519424