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Unexpected Pleasures

The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery
by Susan Cohn
Rizzoli

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Pub Date: 2012
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 240 pp.
Size: 8.25 x 10.25 inches

ISBN: 9780847838141
TB Code: 1808106
Availability: 87 in stock

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.