500 Brooches

500 Brooches

Inspiring Adornments for the Body

Book - 2005
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Never before has such an extensive and beautiful collection of brooches been assembled, or photographed to such perfection. Marjorie Simon, a distinguished presence in the jewelry field, chose the pieces, and every one features the fine craftsmanship of a top contemporary jeweler. The breathtaking and provocative styles range from traditional to very avant-garde, and the brooches come not only in gold, silver, copper, and wire, but also in glass, porcelain, paper, and other more unusual materials. They're forged, soldered, chased, and cast, and surface embellishments run the gamut from enamel and metal foils to patinas and inlay. In some cases, detail images and artist's comments accompany the full-size photos. Jewelers, students, collectors, and anyone who loves exquisite items will appreciate the amazing diversity on display here.
Publisher: New York : Lark Books, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781579906122
Branch Call Number: 739.27 F56L
Characteristics: 360 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Le Van, Marthe
Alternative Title: Five hundred brooches

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