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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

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 A selection of over 9,200 gouache paintings and tracings from the Belperron archive of designs (nearly all unpublished) are shown with an impressive catalog of finished jewels.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

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

Diving For Starfish

Author : Cherie Burns
ISBN : 9781466859814
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Both a history of fine jewelry coming out of Paris in the Golden Age and a tour through the secretive world of high-end, privately-sold jewelry, Diving for Starfish is a stylish detective story with a glittering piece of jewelry at its heart. In the mid 1930s, in the workroom of the famous Parisian jeweler Boivin, a young jewelry designer named Juliette Moutard created one of the most coveted pieces of jewelry in the world—the famous starfish pin—still sought after today by aficionados of fine jewelry. The starfish, created out of gold and encrusted with 71 cabochon rubies and 241 small amethysts, was distinctive because its five rays were articulated, meaning that they could curl and conform to the bustline or shoulder of the women who wore it. The House of Boivin made three of them. Two of the women who bought and wore the starfish were Claudette Colbert and Millicent Rogers. Obsessed with the pin after she saw it in the private showroom of a Manhattan jewelry merchant, Cherie Burns set off on a journey to find out all she could about the elusive pins and the women who owned them. Her search took her around the world to Paris, London, New York, and Hollywood. Diving for Starfish is the story of these marvelous pieces of jewelry and the equally dazzling women who loved them.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Neon Prey

Author : John Sandford
ISBN : 9781471184406
Genre : Fiction
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**Don't miss John Sandford's brand-new, pulse-pounding thriller, Masked Prey, available now** Lucas Davenport pursues a prolific serial killer who has gone undetected for years in the newest nail-biter by internationally bestselling author John Sandford At first, Clayton Deese seems like your run-of-the-mill criminal – a gun for hire that keeps the boss from the cops. But after he skips bail following a job gone wrong, the U.S. Marshals see that he could be the key to the whole operation’s undoing. As marshals begin the search of Deese’s place, they find something far darker than they ever expected. There are countless graves lining the back of the house, trophies from a score of killings. Deese may have seemed small-time but the evidence says otherwise – they are dealing with a frenzied and prolific serial killer. Now Lucas Davenport must find him – after all, that’s what he does best. But Deese is ruthless, has an endless network of allies and – as Davenport will come to find – he is also full of surprises . . . ***READERS LOVE THE PREY SERIES*** 'John Sandford knows all there is to know about detonating the gut-level shocks of a good thriller' The New York Times Book Review ? 'The best Lucas Davenport story so far. The man has a fine touch for outlaws' Stephen King on Golden Prey 'Sandford’s trademark blend of rough humor and deadly action keeps the pages turning until the smile-inducing wrap-up, which reveals the fates of a number of his quirky, memorable characters' Publishers Weekly on Golden Prey 'Sandford has always been at the top of any list of great mystery writers. His writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever' The Huffington Post 'Sandford is consistently brilliant' Cleveland Plain Dealer
Category: Fiction

The Duchess Of Windsor

Author : Greg King
ISBN : 9780806535210
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. It was the love story of the century--the king and the commoner. In December 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry "the woman I love," Wallis Warfield Simpson, a twice-divorced American who quickly became one of the twentieth century's most famous personalities, a figure of intrigue and mystery, both admired and reviled. "Never explain, never complain." Wrongly blamed for the abdication crisis, Wallis suffered hostility from the Royal Family and much of the world. Yet interest in her story has remained constant, resulting in a small library of biographies that convey a thinly veiled animosity toward their subject. The truth, however, is infinitely more fascinating than the shallow, pathetic portrait that has often been painted. "For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat." Using previously untapped sources, acclaimed biographer Greg King presents a complete and, for the first time, sympathetic portrait of the Duchess that sifts the decades of rumor and accusation to reveal the woman behind the legend. From her birth in Pennsylvania during the Gilded Age to her death in Paris in 1986, King takes the reader through a world of privilege, palaces, high society, and love with the accompaniment of hatreds, feuds, conspiracies, and lies. The cast of characters is vast: politicians and presidents, dictators and socialites. Twenty-four pages of photographs reveal the life of the Duchess in all its incomparable glamour and romance.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Penny Proddow
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110373979
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A tribute to the top jewelry designers of the twentieth century showcases many of their most notable and lesser-seen pieces, revealing the signature styles of each as well as the famous personalities who have worn their works.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Wine Spectator

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

The Windsor Style

Author : Suzy Menkes
ISBN : UOM:39015014308350
Genre : History
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Looks at the postwar life of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in their Paris mansion and describes their jewels, clothing, and household furnishings
Category: History


Author : Penny Proddow
ISBN : UOM:39015040687876
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Bernard Williams is one of the most influential figures in recent ethical theory, where he has set a considerable part of the current agenda. In this collection, a distinguished international team of philosophers who have been stimulated by Williams' work give new responses to it. The topics covered include equality, consistency, comparisons between science and ethics, integrity, moral reasons, the moral system, and moral knowledge. Williams himself then provides a substantial reply, which in turn shows both the current directions of his own thought and also his present view of his earlier work (such as that on utilitarianism).
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Jewels Of The Duchess Of Windsor

Author : John Culme
ISBN : UCSC:32106008353580
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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" enduring record of the most remarkable jewellery sale of our time, each piece of the Windsor collection is fully described not only im gemological terms but also in relation to the lives of the celebrated couple"--book jacket flap.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Art Deco Complete

Author : Alastair Duncan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124113148
Genre : Art deco
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Straddling two World Wars and the Great Depression, ushering in the Jazz Age and the era of the automobile and skyscraper, fomenting in the great cities of Europe and America and shaping everything from the Golden Gate Bridge to the humble desk lamp, the story of Art Deco is the story of our modern world. In this book, the most comprehensive account of the decorative arts of the Art Deco period ever assembled, Alastair Duncan celebrates the style's rich variety of form and its diverse international roots as the very factors that make it a perennial favourite of modern collectors and designers. Sumptuously illustrated and written by one of the world's leading experts, Art Deco Complete will be the definitive work on the subject for many years to come.
Category: Art deco

Gems Gemology

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ISBN : UOM:39015027156648
Genre : Gems
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Precious Gems

Author : Nationalmuseum (Sweden)
ISBN : 9171006192
Genre : Gems
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Category: Gems

Harper S Bazaar

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ISBN : UOM:39015012103332
Genre : Celebrities
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Category: Celebrities

New York

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ISBN : NWU:35556023641145
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Jeweled Garden

Author : Suzanne Tennenbaum
ISBN : UOM:39015067693849
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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"Explores the evolution of garden inspired jewelry with 375 full-color photographs from the nineteenth century to present day displaying important pieces from world famous jewelers, including Cartier, Tiffany, Mauboussin, Bulgari, Chanel, and Christian Dior"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles