305 Authentic Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs

305 Authentic Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs

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by Maurice Dufrene
     
 

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The Art Nouveau movement that flourished at the turn of the 20th century had profound influence on the decorative arts, including jewelry. The style's sweeping, rhythmic curves and use of stylized floral and animal forms lent themselves well to adaptations in precious stones and rare metals. Lalique, Mucha, and Tiffany were perhaps the most famous designers of Art

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The Art Nouveau movement that flourished at the turn of the 20th century had profound influence on the decorative arts, including jewelry. The style's sweeping, rhythmic curves and use of stylized floral and animal forms lent themselves well to adaptations in precious stones and rare metals. Lalique, Mucha, and Tiffany were perhaps the most famous designers of Art Nouveau jewelry, but there were many lesser-known artists of superior abilities, among them Maurice Dufrène (born 1876), who created the present work. Dufrène later adopted a simpler style, becoming a leading decorative artist of considerable influence. He was frequently represented in the Salon d'Automne and played a major role in planning the Pris Exposition Universelle of 1937. The work features over 300 spectacular Dufrène pieces: pendants, combs, buckles, rings, bracelets, brooches, umbrella handles, penknives, buttons, clasps, and scissors in detailed photographs reprinted from rare, turn-of-the-century folios. The elegant, royalty-free illustrations are exquisitely detailed with flower, foliage, and butterfly motifs, and are readily adaptable to any design use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486249049
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
09/01/1985
Series:
Dover Jewelry and Metalwork Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,315,995
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 10.75(h) x 0.17(d)

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305 Authentic Art Nouveau Jewelry Designs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
CanyonLady More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book online and the publisher did not offer 'inside glimpses' so I couldn't really examine the content before buying. When the book arrived, I was quite disappoited. While there are many examples of Art Nouveau design, they are poor quality images. What you see on the cover is what is in the book. No details, little to go on. I returned the book and will wait for another release, coming up this month that includes a CD-Rom.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for inspiration. The designs are fantastic.A real find for anyone interested in Art Nouveau jewelry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The designs in this book are some of the finest examples of jewelry from the art nouveau period. I highly recommend!