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ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers, Stuttgart, Germany, 2010, English and German
Nonfiction, Jewelry Design
6.7 x 9.8 inches, paperback, 240 pages, 191 illustrations
ISBN: 9783897903494
Suggested Retail Price: $50.00

From the Publisher. On Jewellery offers a comprehensive overview of the tendencies and role of contemporary international jewelry art from the 1960s to today, shown within the context of corresponding trends in art and society. This publication is dedicated to themes such as interdisciplinary collaboration, new means of presentation and contextualisation. It also incorporates photography and the relationships between jewelry and the body, jewelry and ornament and new interpretations of traditional technical skills. Furthermore it considers aspects such as terminology and strategies, positioning, prejudices and the signifi cance of content with regard to jewelry.

On this basis this publication offers a synopsis of what jewelry art is and what it can be. Its aim is to reveal the characteristics, language, and potential of jewelry. A bibliography of the most important works of jewelry art, a directory of jewelry galleries, museums, and educational institutions make On Jewellery a compact handbook of contemporary jewelry art.

Artists include: Pia Aleborg (Sweden), Gijs Bakker (the Netherlands), Melanie Bilenker (U.S.), Manfred Bischoff (Germany), Helen Britton (Australia), Paul Derrez (the Netherlands), Iris Eichenberg (Germany), Warwick Freeman (New Zealand), Otto Künzli (Germany), Daniel Kruger (South Africa), Yuka Oyama (Japan), Robert Smit (the Netherlands), Annamaria Zanella (Italy), and Christoph Zellweger (Switzerland).

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