Jewelry (Art and Artists)
Art Deco Jewelry
Modernist Masterworks and Their Makers
Hardcover ISBN: 0500514771
An authoritative and comprehensive survey of pieces made by leading designers and artists between 1910 and 1937 includes photographs of best-known pieces as well as a number of original drawings and designs, in a volume complemented by essays on such topics as the relationship between jewelry and other art forms, the contributions of clients and collectors, and the world of graphic art.
Art Nouveau Jewelry
Paperback ISBN: 0500280789
A new edition of the title previously published in 1985, exploring the design movement that spread through Europe and the United States for collectors. Comprehensive biographies on over 300 designers are given, with details of over 200 maker's marks and signatures, and illustrations by designers such as Lalique, Fouquet, Hoffmann, and Moser.
European Designer Jewelry/a Schiffer Book for Collectors
Hardcover ISBN: 0887408230
Flat color printing unfortunately diminishes this otherwise impressive compendium of text and photos (over 700) documenting the trends and sources of jewelry design in 13 countries of Europe and Scandinavia during the last 100 years. Arranged by country, coverage includes discussion of national characteristics and interaction among designers and artisans over time and across borders; biographical sketches for artists, artisans, and courturiers; and documentation and description of hallmarks and makers' marks, as well as jewelers' techniques and materials. The focus is on semi-precious gems, glass beads, rhinestones, and plastics set in silver, silver-gilt or brass (occasionally gold). Includes a value guide. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.