Fabulous Costume Jewelry: History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels by Vivienne Becker, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Fabulous Costume Jewelry: History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels

Fabulous Costume Jewelry: History of Fantasy and Fashion in Jewels

by Vivienne Becker
     
 
This gorgeous book is a delight for all who are interested in fine craftsmanship, beautiful jewelry, and the role of fashion in an ever-changing world. Costume jewelry is an intimate reflection of its age. Shaped by the attitudes and fashion of the women who wear it, this jewelry reveals their temperaments, their fantasies, and the spirit of their times. This lushly

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This gorgeous book is a delight for all who are interested in fine craftsmanship, beautiful jewelry, and the role of fashion in an ever-changing world. Costume jewelry is an intimate reflection of its age. Shaped by the attitudes and fashion of the women who wear it, this jewelry reveals their temperaments, their fantasies, and the spirit of their times. This lushly illustrated book is a comprehensive retrospective of commercial costume jewelry, from 18th century Georgian, Neo Classic, and Romantic pieces to 20th century Edwardian, Art Deco, Cocktail, and modern "Glam Rock" jewelry. It discusses in great depth the roots of jewelry movements, the cultural trends that influenced jewelry designersÑindustrialism, wartime, the growth of Hollywood, technological breakthroughs, and the women's movementÑand the effects jewelry had on women's fashions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887405310
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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