20th Century Jewelry the Icons of Style (Revised Edition, Reduced Format)
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20th Century Jewelry the Icons of Style (Revised Edition, Reduced Format)

Stefano Papi, Alexandra Rhodes

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    The original title of the book: 20th Century Jewelry the Icons of Style (Revised Edition, Reduced Format)
    By: Stefano Papi, Alexandra Rhodes
    Page 320
    Genre: Arts Photography
    Language: Unknown
    Publisher: Thames Hudson
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    ?Worthwhile, both for the sumptuous jewelry and for the stunning lifestyle photographs.? ?Society of Jewelry HistoriansFor many centuries, collecting precious jewels was the province of kings and queens, emperors, and maharajas. But in the aftermath of the First World War, royal gems passed into the hands of a different kind of elite that included celebrities and a coterie that reveled in a nouveau riche whirl. Changes in fashion and the rise of Art Deco style led them to reset pieces or commission exquisite contemporary designs.Authors Stefano Papi and Alexandra Rhodes explore this dazzling era via profiles of eleven glamorous women who built up astonishing jewelry collections in the mid-twentieth century. This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters that explore the lives and jewels of Ganna Walska and Hélene Rochas.The authors reveal the remarkable stories behind the jewels and their collectors. Not only do they bring to life the worlds in which these women moved, but they also describe the gems in detail and chronicle the work of the leading jewelers of the day, including Cartier, Van Cleef Arpels, and Harry Winston. The book is illustrated with gorgeous close-up photography of the jewels as well as drawings of the original designs, and includes portraits of the collectors by Beaton, Horst, and other leading photographers of the time. 470 illustration in color and black-and-white  


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