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Contemporary American Art Jewelry
     

Contemporary American Art Jewelry

by Susan Grant Lewin
 
Since World War ll. the field of art jewelry has bloomed prodigiously, thanks to the talents of a richly diverse group of practitioners who have explored the range of the art and the possibilities of the craft.

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Since World War ll. the field of art jewelry has bloomed prodigiously, thanks to the talents of a richly diverse group of practitioners who have explored the range of the art and the possibilities of the craft.

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Barbara Jacobs
The strange shapes and odd materials forming the jewelry sold in metropolitan arts and crafts fairs is elucidated, explained, and, finally, exhibited in this first populist salute to art jewelry. Even so, notes editor Lewin, it's easy to dismiss the intricacies and meanings of this small-scale sculpture, since it's far removed in design and concept from conventional jewelry. Two essays first examine the influences and underpinnings of wearable art, tracking its beginnings from the 1940s with the formation of the American Crafts Council to its 1990s expressions. But the best way to become acquainted with this melding of precious, natural, and found objects is through the brief biographies and striking color photographs of the work of more than 50 artist practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810931985
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/10/1994
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.35(w) x 11.29(h) x 0.99(d)

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