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Art Nouveau Jewelry

Vivienne Becker

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A comprehensive account of the exquisite jewelry produced by the Art Nouveau movement


Jewelry was one of the purest, and most successful, expressions of Art Nouveau style, using sensuous organic forms to create a vast range of objects of exceptional beauty and inventiveness. Leading expert Vivienne Becker provides an account of the movement that spread through Europe and the United States, acquiring different decorative characteristics in England, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Russia and Spain.

For the collector, comprehensive biographies on more than 300 designers are included, followed by a guide to identification, with over 200 makers’ marks and signatures. Each part of the book is richly illustrated with plate sections of dramatic illustrations, from the sinuous elegance of the French masters - Vever, Lalique and Fouquet - to the linear, geometric designs of the Viennese - Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.

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'The jewels leap out of the page, so sharply focused and brilliantly lit are these wonderful photographs'

'Superb and lavishly illustrated'
The Times

'Well-written, beautifully produced - must be destined for the shelf of every jewelry dealer and enthusiast as a primary reference work'
The Antique Collector

'Has filled a gap in the literature on the subject'
British Jeweller

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 30.2 x 22.6 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Illustrations: 456

Publication date: 5 October 1998

ISBN: 9780500280782

About the Author

Vivienne Becker has written for newspapers and magazines around the globe, and is recognized today as a world-leading authority on Art Nouveau Jewelry.

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