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Figures & Faces

The Art of Jewelry

Patrick Mauriès, Évelyne Possémé


A glorious selection of jewelry based on the human figure, all in the holdings of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris


Following on from Flora and Fauna, this is the third book in a series devoted to the splendid jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The theme this time is the human figure. It begins in the Byzantine era and ranges through the medieval and Renaissance periods and beyond to the 19th century, when Lalique, Fouquet and the Maison Vever produced pieces that were the embodiment of elegant sophistication, and into the 20th, when artists such as Picasso and Giacometti joined forces with jewelers like Jean Lurçat and Line Vautrin. Figures & Faces is packed with striking and witty works of art that will charm all lovers of jewelry.


'Expertly and thoughtfully selected'
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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 24.0 x 16.9 cm

Extent: 128 pp

Publication date: 19 April 2018

ISBN: 9780500021811

Contents List

Introduction • Two essays by Évelyne Possémé and Patrick Mauriès • The jewelry

About the Author

Patrick Mauriès is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel, A Cabinet of Rarities, The World According to Karl and Fashion Quotes to name a few, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Évelyne Possémé is chief curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

List of Contributors

Jean-Marie del Moral

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