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Unexpected pleasures : the art and design of contemporary jewelry /

by Cohn, Susan; Sudjic, Deyan; National Gallery of Victoria [host institution]; Design Museum (London, England) [host institution].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780847838141; 0847838145.Other title: Art and design of contemporary jewellery.Subject(s): Jewelry -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Jewelry -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Jewelry -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions | Jewelry -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions | Artist-designed jewelry -- Exhibitions | Jewelry -- Exhibitions | Jewelry -- History -- 20th century | Jewelry -- History -- 21st century | Exhibition catalogs
Contents:
sect 1. Texts. Foreword / Susan Cohn ; The art and design of contemporary jewellery / Deyan Sudjic ; Susan Cohn Biography / Deyan Sudjic ; Making, Wearing, Belonging / Susan Cohn ; Reflections ; Susan Cohn ; Metal against the body / Glenn Adamson ; The trouble with beauty / Liesbeth den Besten ; The body and jewellery / Peter Dormer -- sect. 2. Exhibition. Introduction / Susan Cohn ; Worn out introduction / Susan Cohn ; Worn out ; Worn out photography ; Linking links -- sect. 3. Origins. A fine line ; A brief contemporary jewellery history.
Summary: In recent decades, contemporary jewelry has transcended its role of adornment to challenge traditional meanings and become a signifier of new identities. Working in traditional mediums of gold and precious stones as well as with innovative materials, designers and artists are pushing the boundaries of the craft into the worlds of contemporary art, design, and fashion. This innovative book focuses on the historical precedents for art jewelry with works by artists such as Alexander Calder and Meret Oppenheim; traditional jewelry forms that have been transformed formally or materially to become contemporary works of art; jewelry as fashion accessories, with works designed for catwalk presentations by Martin Margiela and Alexander McQueen; and jewelry designs and their relationship with the body, including industrial designs such as the Sony Walkman and the iPod. Unexpected Pleasures explores how jewelry reflects changing technologies, methods, and material values and at the same time celebrates the individual wearer. -- publisher's blurb.
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Book Book Main library Non-fiction DE COH 2012 (Browse shelf) 1 Available Donated by the National Gallery of Australia Research Library 2013-0713
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition held April 21-August 26, 2012, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and December 5, 2012-March 3, 2013, The Design Museum, London.

Bibliography: pages 238.

sect 1. Texts. Foreword / Susan Cohn ; The art and design of contemporary jewellery / Deyan Sudjic ; Susan Cohn Biography / Deyan Sudjic ; Making, Wearing, Belonging / Susan Cohn ; Reflections ; Susan Cohn ; Metal against the body / Glenn Adamson ; The trouble with beauty / Liesbeth den Besten ; The body and jewellery / Peter Dormer -- sect. 2. Exhibition. Introduction / Susan Cohn ; Worn out introduction / Susan Cohn ; Worn out ; Worn out photography ; Linking links -- sect. 3. Origins. A fine line ; A brief contemporary jewellery history.

In recent decades, contemporary jewelry has transcended its role of adornment to challenge traditional meanings and become a signifier of new identities. Working in traditional mediums of gold and precious stones as well as with innovative materials, designers and artists are pushing the boundaries of the craft into the worlds of contemporary art, design, and fashion. This innovative book focuses on the historical precedents for art jewelry with works by artists such as Alexander Calder and Meret Oppenheim; traditional jewelry forms that have been transformed formally or materially to become contemporary works of art; jewelry as fashion accessories, with works designed for catwalk presentations by Martin Margiela and Alexander McQueen; and jewelry designs and their relationship with the body, including industrial designs such as the Sony Walkman and the iPod. Unexpected Pleasures explores how jewelry reflects changing technologies, methods, and material values and at the same time celebrates the individual wearer. -- publisher's blurb.

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