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 of the Buckle
Hardcover ISBN: 1423632184
Emmerling and Arndt team up for their fifth book celebrating the art of things people love to collect. Here they bring us fabulous belt buckles from vintage collectibles, trophy buckles, beaded and bejeweled varieties, ranger sets, and classy contemporary designs, all celebrating the fascination with beautiful buckle art. Cowboys and Indians, arrows, horses and longhorns aplenty, sweet hearts, and plenty of other icons decorate these fashionable pieces. And it wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the artists who created them. Jim Arndt is the author of How to Be a Cowboy and coauthor with Mary Emmerling of Art of the Cross, Art of Turquoise, Art of the Skull and Art of the Heart. He coauthored several Cowboy Boot books. He lives in Santa Fe. Mary Emmerling is the best-selling author of more than 25 books. She was the creative director of Country Home Magazine for ten years. She hosted HGTV’s Country At Home show, worked as the decorating editor for House Beautiful, and was editor-in-chief of her own Mary Emmerling Country Magazine for the New York Times. She now lives in Santa Fe. She coauthored Art of the Heart, Art of the Skull, Art of the Cross and Art of Turquoise with Jim Arndt.
Bengel Art Deco Jewellery/Bengel Art Deco Schmuck
Jewellery and Industrial Monment, Idar-Oberstein/Germany/Schmuck und Industrie-Denkmal, Idar-Oberstein
Hardcover ISBN: 3897902710
When the rediscovered 1930s Art Deco jewellery collection created by Jakob Bengel of Idar-Oberstein was introduced to an astonished public in autumn 2002, it caused a sensation. In recent years the Handels have succeeded in considerably enlarging their collection of Jakob Bengel jewellery. The present publication snows about a hundred beautiful jewellery objects made by Bengel and previously unpublished. This book documents the jewellery finds in the light of new historical knowledge and also traces the way taken by the Bengel factory building, which is more than a century old, to a modern industrial museum planned to show-case the Idar-Oberstein Jewellery industry.
The Jewellery Archives Revealed
Hardcover ISBN: 1851498478
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.
Faberge and the Russian Master Goldsmiths
Hardcover ISBN: 051702733x
Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920) is the most famous creator of the stunning gold, silver, and jewel-studded treasures of imperial Russia. Best known for the ornate Easter eggs that were comissioned from him annually by Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II, he and his workmasters created many exquisite objets d'art of a beauty equalling that of the eggs. Today, the creations of the Russian master goldsmiths are dispersed through the world. This book assembles a broad sampling of masterpieces from the great collections in the former Soviet Union and from private and public collections elsewhere. Widely separate holdings of Faberge's art, including many of the imperial eggs, are depicted here in nearly 300 full-color illustrations, a number of which are published for the very first time.