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Jewelry By Belperron

Author : Ward Landrigan
ISBN : 0500517908
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most influential and important jewelry designers of the 20th century. In 1919 Suzanne Belperron began her lifelong journey at the vanguard of modern art and design. Her pioneering work in the Art Deco style evolved into the colourful compositions and pure, sensual forms that became her unmistakable trademarks. In the pantheon of 20th century master jewelers, Madame Belperron stands apart as the only woman. Illustrated in this book is a splendid array of Belperron's work, from her earliest designs as a student in her native city of Besançon, in eastern France, to her groundbreaking creations for the Maison Boivin and Maison B. Herz in the 1920s and 1930s, culminating in the iconic jewels she designed after World War II. Also included are the original designs she created for clients ranging from intellectuals to actors, artists to royalty. Jean Cocteau, Colette, Mrs. Gary Cooper, Doris Duke, Mona von Bismarck, Lauren Bacall, Daisy Fellowes, Clark Gable, Dorothy Paley Hirshon, Elsa Schiaparelli, Diana Vreeland and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were among her loyal patrons and friends. Current admirers include Catherine Deneuve, Daphne Guinness, and Karl Lagerfeld, who has written a personal foreword to this book. A selection of over 9,200 gouache paintings and tracings from the Belperron archive of designs (nearly all unpublished) are shown with an impressive catalog of finished jewels. Divided into six chapters, the book follows Belperron's extraordinary life and career. With many specially commissioned photographs of jewelry from private collections, the publication presents a portfolio of some of the rarest and most important examples of Suzanne Belperron's work. Based on private letters, photographs and personal documents from the Herz and Belperron families, as well as those of her expert craftsmen, the book offers a view into the personal life of a remarkable woman whose influence endures to this day.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Suzanne Belperron

Author : Sylvie Raulet
ISBN : 1851496254
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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"The documentation paired with the quality of the jewelry makes this volume a real treat for students, gemologists, appraisers, and any jewelry professional who seeks to understand the Art Deco style that Belperron exemplified so masterfully." Gems & Gem
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Les Parisiennes

Author : Anne Sebba
ISBN : 9780297870999
Genre : History
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WINNER OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2016 June, 1940. German troops enter Paris and hoist the swastika over the Arc de Triomphe. The dark days of Occupation begin. How would you have survived? By collaborating with the Nazis, or risking the lives of you and your loved ones to resist? The women of Paris faced this dilemma every day - whether choosing between rations and the black market, or travelling on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority for a seat. Between the extremes of defiance and collusion was a vast moral grey area which all Parisiennes had to navigate in order to survive. Anne Sebba has sought out and interviewed scores of women, and brings us their unforgettable testimonies. Her fascinating cast includes both native Parisiennes and temporary residents: American women and Nazi wives; spies, mothers, mistresses, artists, fashion designers and aristocrats. The result is an enthralling account of life during the Second World War and in the years of recovery and recrimination that followed the Liberation of Paris in 1944. It is a story of fear, deprivation and secrets - and, as ever in the French capital, glamour and determination.
Category: History

Gems Gemology

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ISBN : UOM:39015027156648
Genre : Precious stones
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Category: Precious stones

50 Ways To Wear Accessories

Author : Lauren Friedman
ISBN : 9781452166551
Genre : Design
File Size : 37.91 MB
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This sparkling celebration of accessories from the author of the 50 Ways to Wear series offers top-notch tips for rocking statement pieces—think earrings, bracelets, hats, belts, purses, and more—in unexpected ways. Learn how to accessorize any outfit for a snowy day, a fancy event, a job interview. With fun illustrations that show how to achieve each look, advice on different ways to wear each featured item and style, and tips on mixing and matching different items, patterns, and prints, 50 Ways to Wear Accessories is a must-have resource to optimize any wardrobe and head out the door with panache.
Category: Design

Christie S Twentieth Century Jewelry

Author : Sally Everitt
ISBN : UOM:39015051923731
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Discusses the specific ways in which jewelry fashions reflected the socio-political changes of the last century, citing such periods as the affluent 1920s, the war years, and the technological advances that enabled new design innovations.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Women Jewellery Designers

Author : Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld
ISBN : 1851497412
Genre : Design
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This sumptuous book showcases the work of women jewellers from around the world. It tells the story of influential women in the jewellery industry throughout the twentieth century, continuing to the present day. Along with beautiful images of the fantast
Category: Design

The Wine Spectator

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924059610844
Genre : Wine and wine making
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Category: Wine and wine making