Widar Halén Editor
ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers, Stuttgart, Germany, 2013, English
Nonfiction, Jewelry Design
9.1 x 9.8 inches, hardcover, 248 pages, 228 illustrations
ISBN: 9783897903739
Suggested Retail Price: $70.00

From the Publisher. From the Coolest Corner – Nordic Jewellery presents groundbreaking and fresh jewellery from Northern Europe, a comprehensive selection of current works by artists from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Baltic States. The best and most innovative Scandinavian art jewelery is presented, assessing its possibilities and potential at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The project presented in this publication, culminating in a symposium and a traveling exhibition, challenges stereotypical notions of northern European art jewelery. Do the typical Nordic trends of the nineteen-nineties still apply today? Indeed are there currently any general trends at all in Scandinavian design? Or has the orientation towards international design become so dominant that there are no longer any regional characteristics?

Renowned experts have made a selection of representative works, as a basis for researching the role of northern European jewelery in the context of international art.

Authors | jury: Liesbeth den Besten (NL) | Widar Halén (NO) | Love Jönsson (SE) | Päivi Ruutiainen (FI) | Jorunn Veiteberg (DK/NO)

With 156 works by artists from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, this publication considers the significance, strategies and trends of Nordic art jewelery in the early twenty-first century. Expert authors present the backgrounds, developments and characteristics of the contemporary jewelery.

Exhibition venues: The National Museum - The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway, 19.1. to 21.4.2013; Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, 28.6. to 15.9.2013; Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 29.11.2013 to 12.1.2014; Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn, Estonia, 7.3. to 11.5.2014; Röhsska Museum for Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts, Gothenburg, Sweden, 31.5. to 21.9.2014; Galerie Handwerk, Munich, in March 2015 during the exhibition 'Schmuck' at the Internationale Handwerksmesse München.

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