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Author : François Chaille
ISBN : 9782080301604
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The third volume in this luxurious series, this work is a celebration of the most precious objects of the Cartier Collection. The Cartier Collection, housed in Geneva, Switzerland, gathers together over 1,360 pieces that reveal the stylistic and technical developments in the creations of this world-renowned house. Following the previous works in this series devoted to Cartier_s jewelry and timepieces, this third volume explores the precious objects and accessories that complete the collection: from opulent gold and black enamel vanity cases set with platinum and rose-cut diamond fleurons to exquisite and stylish cigarette holders, belt buckles, hat pins, and evening bags. The jeweler has always placed great emphasis on male elegance and an array of men_s accessories is also showcased, including polished gold razors, sophisticated leather travel bags, and diamond-encrusted platinum and onyx cuff links. From the extravagant yet sublime Tutti Frutti evening bag, made of a weave of seed pearls and dripping with gold, diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire details, to exotic and intricate Chinese powder compacts, these creations are works of fine art. This handsome volume recounts the history of the House of Cartier and its sublimation of often everyday items, which became veritable precious objects. The text is illustrated with more than 550 pieces taken from the collection_beautifully reproduced in full size and in color_which can usually only be admired in retrospective exhibitions held in internationally-renowned museums. Other archival material includes photographs of high society clients, detailed sketches and studies for various pieces, and vintage advertising posters. Presented in a luxurious silk slipcase with ribbon closure, this tome is a tribute to some of the most exquisite objects in the Cartier Collection.
An exciting new addition to the Cartier library, this tome presents a hundred of the latest creations by the famous jeweler, from high jewelry to precious objects, with each new piece pushing the limits of technical brilliance to even greater heights. Always on the hunt for new ideas and sensations, Cartier stuns the world again and again. The Cartier style comes from a wide range of sources and inspirations the mystery and opulence of China, India and the Orient; the dynamic geometry of art deco; the energy of modern cities; the fascinating and voluptuous nature of orchids; the strength and grace of panthers; influences that are constantly moving and changing with the times, but that also stay faithful to the original style of Louis Cartier, the master of Parisian elegance and the art of high jewelry since the dawn of the twentieth century.
Discover the exceptional new creations, destined for eminent clients and collectors, from one of the world's most prestigious jewelers. Devoted to the new high jewelry and precious objects collection created by Cartier, this book celebrates the house's vocation: to sublimate the stones and reveal their personality through unique pieces. Each gem impels the design to follow its own rhythm, and the play of lines and precious materials harmonize with its tempo. Cadence or undulation, staccato or fluidity, frenzy or tranquillity, Cartier's new creations transcribe a dual universe of force and grace. It's a collection rich in colors, themes, and evocations, where excellence is manifest in each piece--from the twinkling of diamonds to the charm of the emerald, geometrically structured compositions to the lifelike bestiary.
The enchantment of the House of Cartier's latest collection is celebrated in this breathtaking new volume. Dedicated to Cartier's new collection of high jewelry and precious objects, this volume celebrates the legendary house's unique ability to bring inanimate objects to life. These pieces reveal the magical universe and exceptional creativity of the master jeweler and watchmaker that make them veritable works of art. Cartier weaves its magic into every jewel and every object, from its sparkling diamonds to the incredibly lifelike pieces from the animal collections, and from Cartier mystery clocks to the extraordinary skill of the house's expert artisans. Internationally acclaimed for its excellence, Cartier continually renews its sources of inspiration while perpetuating the iconic themes that have brought the house such widespread renown.
Author : François Chaille
ISBN : 2080204823
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An exquisite volume documenting Cartier's most recent bespoke high jewelry collection, destined for eminent clients and collectors. Devoted to the new High Jewelry and precious objects collection created by Cartier, this book celebrates nature's vitality, sensuality, and aesthetic force. Documents from the House's archives show that flora and fauna have been a major source of inspiration at Cartier since the very beginning. The representations are numerous, and the interpretations complement each other: figurative, as realistic as possible; stylized, between an outline or suggestion; and all the way to abstraction, with the disconcerting visual play. The jeweler's imagination and virtuosity transform precious materials and stones into splendid ensembles. For this groundbreaking new collection, the artists who create the designs go even farther than the known natural universe to visit unexplored territories: in addition to the Houses's emblematic species, such as panthers and crocodiles, we discover original creations, inspired, for example, by succulents and peacocks, or even imaginary creatures like reinvented chimeras. In this richly illustrated volume, the new Cartier High Jewelry collection is accompanied by text that highlights the privileged relationship that exists between contemporary art and nature. Artists, fascinated by the power and the mystery of the environment that surrounds us, move beyond traditional art arenas to confront the immensity of landscapes or to work directly with materials from nature. The natural world is a marvel that never ceases to inspire and seduce.
This lavish two-volume slipcased work is a publishing event for the quality of its design, full-size reproductions, extensive documentation, and illustrated chronology and index. With more than 3,000 pieces dating from the 1860s to the present, the Cartier Collection constitutes the world's largest collection of its kind. This luxury work traces the history of the collection's high jewelry holdings and attests to the originality and artistic genius that made Cartier a world-class jeweler. The two-volume set showcases the extraordinary pieces from collectors such as Queen Elizabeth, the Duchess of Windsor, Daisy Fellowes, Barbara Hutton, and Sir Bhupinder Singh, the Maharaja of Patiala, highlighting Cartier's mastery of the jeweler's art through highly original designs, unique colors, and legendary precious stones. More than 600 objects and drawings from Cartier's vast archives, some previously unseen, are reproduced at actual size and include Cartier's famous "bestiary" of exotic animals as well as more recent rare brooches, necklaces, and bracelets from the 1960s and 1970s.
The secret of a unique expertise, guarded by master jewelers, and the brand's long-running commitment to self-reinvention have won Cartier its reputation for excellence and outstandingly beautiful designs, admired the world over. This exquisitely produced, luxurious tome presents the latest creations by the famous jeweler, from high jewelry to precious objects. The unique savoir-faire of Cartier jewelers throughout history has founded the image of excellence and the reputation for singular beauty that Cartier is known for around the world today. Precious stones and the craft of fine jewelry-making are the subjects at the heart of this latest volume, displaying the newest Cartier creations: unique and exceptional pieces, designed for great collectors. The great fascination that these precious stones inspire is linked, for many, to the story behind their beauty: one of these astonishing, romantic tales--about a legendary sapphire--is revealed in this book. Gleaming with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds set in elegant and audacious compositions, this volume invites the reader to admire these treasures illustrated beautifully on each page.
The Beauty of Time, published in partnership with the prestigious Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, presents a panorama of the most beautiful timepieces from the Middle Ages to the present. The book contains a thoughtfully curated selection of nearly two hundred wonders--from mechanical and pendulum clocks to pocket- and wristwatches.
This volume commemorates Vacheron Constantin's uninterrupted 260-year history devoted to watchmaking excellence. Geneva-based Vacheron Constantin has maintained its reputation for producing exceptional timepieces, from its first watch circa 1760 to its extraordinary mechanical watches of today. Highly collectible, these prestigious timepieces are conceived as much to seduce by their elegance as to provide precision timekeeping. With specially commissioned photographs, the book traces the rich history of the manufacture and includes an informative catalog of timepieces and a guide to the watchmaker's art. An unwavering commitment to excellence is the firm's hallmark; the heritage of 260 years of unique artistic and technical expertise.
Author : François Chaille
ISBN : 2080204335
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This beautifully produced volume is dedicated to the new collection of high jewelry from Cartier. The rare and audacious association of precious and fine gemstones--like amazonite enhanced with diamonds or rubies, or an opal matrix paired with sapphires--creates striking combinations that form the foundation for a novel approach in high jewelry. This passion for the infinite diversity of stones and singular materials has been fundamental at Cartier since the house's inception. Such amalgamations generate an unexpected dialogue between contrasting elements--the rough with the ornamental, mineral with landscaped, bold colors with changing nuances, earth with cosmos. This exquisitely crafted volume--featuring elaborate production characteristics including multiple paper stocks, Swiss binding, an insert, and illustrations from the ateliers--celebrates the pioneering spirit of Cartier, its creativity, and the surprising beauty of the stones.
Author : Francesca Cartier Brickell
ISBN : 9780525621621
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A dynamic group biography studded with design history and high-society dash. . . . [This] elegantly wrought narrative bears the Cartier hallmark.”—The Economist The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon—as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives “Ms. Cartier Brickell has done her grandfather proud.”—The Wall Street Journal The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty—four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was “Never copy, only create” and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men’s wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world’s best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewelry. Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her family’s history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. The Cartiers also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm’s most iconic jewelry—the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces—and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. Published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.
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Stunning masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese art are presented here alongside the glittering creations that they inspired world-renowned jeweler Cartier to create. This lavishly illustrated book compares and contrasts Cartier's Asian-influenced creations--diamond-studded pagodas and pavilions, shimmering phoenixes, jade dragons, and cherry blossoms rendered in colorful gems--alongside exotic objects from the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, in Geneva, Switzerland. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, exotic objects from China and Japan fascinated Westerners, captivating art lovers and influencing designers. Collector Alfred Baur (1865-1951) began assembling his unparalleled collection of Asian works and Paris jeweler Alfred Cartier (1841-1925) began designing Asian-themed jewels and precious objects. Here, side by side with Cartier's precious creations, are imperial porcelains, lacquerware embellished with precious metals, embroidered silks, jades, colored enamels, netsuke, sword hilts, and prints, offering fresh insight into the marvels of China, of Japan, and of Cartier.
Author : Navina Najat Haidar
ISBN : 9780300208870
Genre : History
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India's rich heritage of jeweled artistry is expressed in extravagant and opulent creations that range from ornaments for every part of the body to ceremonial court objects such as boxes, daggers, and thrones. Treasures from India presents more than sixty iconic works from the renowned Al-Thani collection, including pieces created for the imperial Mughals in the seventeenth century, others made for the nizams of Hyderabad and the maharajas of the Rajput courts from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, Indian-inspired jewelry fashioned by Cartier and other Western firms, and contemporary designs. The lucid text discusses the significance of these objects within the history of Indian jeweled arts, demonstrating how they stand among the highest expressions of Indian culture.
An inside tour of the diamond industry explores the historically rich network connecting Communist Siberia, Israel and New York's diamond district, in an account that also profiles some of the industry's more colorful characters including an Elvis-impersonating dealer, a brother duo of diamond detectives and the author's own father.
Author : Nuno Vassallo e Silva
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124069910
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The glory of classic Cartier jewelry is exhibited through fifty years worth of designs shown in this exhibition catalog. It shows how surprising the First Cartiers were, in two clear ways: first, art nouveau elements are almost totally absent. Instead there is a singular reinterpretation of the neoclassical vocabulary: floral motifs, acanthus scrolls, and garlands or drops. Care for detail in these architectural motifs–often in three dimensions–is paramount. At the same time, Cartier introduced the use of platinum for the mounts. This metal was more solid and more luminous but also harder to work. It required a revolution in setting techniques as well as new tools and underlying techniques. Layer by layer, these foundation designs raised Cartier to the position of visionary and pioneer.Specialists, collectors, fans of Cartier objects, and those who love decorative arts will discover a surprising new view of Cartier in this major catalog.
The unlimited creativity of Carrier is reflected in these stunning objects of elegance, expanding beyond the bounds of watches and jewellery. From cameo cuff links to a blue leather beauty case (complete with ivory travel clock, gold cigarette case, and enamel aton-dzer), to ivory swizzle sticks and a black crystal panther, the objects depicted here reflect a rich variety of artistic inspiration.
This catalogue accompanies an international touring jewellery exhibition. Ettore Sottsass presents the Collection Art de Cartier, viewing the collection as a reflection of form and design, while understanding its function and relation with the surrounding space and bodies it adorns.