René Lalique

Exceptional Jewellery 1890- 1912

Author: Dany Sautot



Category: Design

Page: 285

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Symbols of the very idea of art nouveau, René Lalique's creations did not limit themselves simply to effecting a stylistic renewal of jewellery. Indeed, Lalique developed a unique form of art somewhere between applied arts, poetry, painting and literature. This volume highlights the technical and poetic contribution of Lalique through a comparison with the creations of such contemporaries and examines Lalique's creative process, through the presentation of a selection of decorative works that inspired him, photographs taken by him, preparatory sketches and life-size studies preceding the creation of a jewel. The authors also contextualise the work as regards the creative arts of the time (theatre, literature, music, the glass industry) and the special relationship Lalique had with some of his contemporaries, such as actress Sarah Bernhardt. Through 150 creations - jewellery, glassware, accessories, paintings, photopgraphs, designs for clothes - and authoritative essays, this monograph will illuminate the full range of this ingenous craftsman.

Celebrating Jewellery

Exceptional Jewels of the Nineteenth and Tentieth Centuries

Author: David Bennett

Publisher: ACC Distribution


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 323

View: 361

Broadly divided into 19th and 20th Centuries and then arranged thematically, this beautifully designed and lavishly produced book celebrates the greatest jewels encountered by the authors.

Symbolist Objects

Materiality and Subjectivity at the Fin de Siècle

Author: Claire I. R. O'Mahony



Category: Collectors and collecting in literature

Page: 433

View: 796

This interdisciplinary volume explores the intersections between Symbolist aesthetics and material objects and interiors. Fourteen international scholars examine these debates from the overlapping perspectives of the disciplines of literary studies, the history of art, design and visual culture and aesthetic philosophy. Five thematic sections apply a spectrum of approaches to visual and literary case studies from fin-de-siecle Europe."

Cape Town

The Insider's Guide to the Mother City

Author: Pnina Fenster

Publisher: Southern Book Pub of South Africa


Category: Travel

Page: 266

View: 655

Be Stylish with Pernia Qureshi

Author: Pernia Qureshi

Publisher: Random House India


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 792

What to wear on a first date? What bikini to boost your body type? When and how should you curb your addiction to leopard skin? Pernia Qureshi has the answer to all these fashion troubles and more. From improving your body confidence to flooring your boyfriend’s parents, Pernia’s unwavering sartorial sense informs every page, guiding you through seasonal trends, body smart dressing and event wear. Be Stylish is a riotous journey through your wardrobe, a panoply of stylish secrets curated by celebrity stylist Pernia Qureshi to help you look like you, just a little more of the moment.

The Great Bermuda Catalogue

A Selective Guide to the Best, the Unique, the Most Unusual Attractions, Entertainment, Restaurants, Specialty Shops, and Collectibles--




Category: Bermuda Islands

Page: 112

View: 775





Category: Fashion


View: 887


The Spirit of Today's Woman




Category: Celebrities


View: 927

The Essential Guide to Collectibles

A Source Book of Public Collections in Europe and the USA

Author: Alistair McAlpine

Publisher: Studio


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 640

View: 180

Featuring seven hundred entries on more than 170 subjects, this comprehensive guide to collectables on both sides of the Atlantic combs the museums and private collections of Europe and the U.S. for stunning images.

Homage to Barcelona

The City and Its Art, 1888-1936 : Hayward Gallery, London, 14 November 1985-23 February 1986

Author: Hayward Gallery



Category: Architecture

Page: 328

View: 215

Retail Market Study Worldwide 2014

Author: Location Group Research

Publisher: Schwabe AG


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1487

View: 657

For the third worldwide report of its kind, THE LOCATION GROUP again scouted all highly frequented retail locations and shopping malls worldwide. The previous reports reached 100'000 readers so far. The very positive feedback and numerous requests we received on the 2012 and 2013 reports prompted us to extend our study to cover over 800 high streets and 500 shopping malls.

Retail Market Study 2014

Author: Marc-Christian Riebe

Publisher: The Location Group



Page: 1500

View: 221

The Retail Market Study 2014 of The Location Group is the one and only study of its kind with 150 of the most notable international cities of the fashion and retail world and 3'000 store openings on 1,500 pages. Over 1,000 retailers, 800 shopping streets and 500 shopping centers were analyzed. The study reached more than 100,000 readers worldwide so far.


The Body Transformed

Author: Melanie Holcomb

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art


Category: Design

Page: 280

View: 468

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body—extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. Addressing six different modes of the body—Adorned, Divine, Regal, Transcendent, Alluring, and Resplendent—this artfully designed catalogue illustrates how these various definitions of the body give meaning to the jewelry that adorns and enhances it. Essays on topics spanning a wide range of times and cultures establish how jewelry was used as a symbol of power, status, and identity, from earflares of warrior heroes in Pre-Colombian Peru to bowknot earrings designed by Yves Saint-Laurent. These most intimate works of art provide insight into the wearers, but also into the cultures that produced them. More than 200 jewels and ornaments, alongside paintings and sculptures of bejeweled bodies, demonstrate the social, political, and aesthetic role of jewelry from ancient times to the present. Gorgeous new illustrations of Bronze Age spirals, Egyptian broad collars, Hellenistic gold armbands, Japanese courtesan hair adornments, jewels from Mughal India, and many, many more explore the various facets of jewelry and its relationship to the human body over 5,000 years of world history.