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Cartier: Innovation Through the 20th Century

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ISBN-10: 2080300415

ISBN-13: 9782080300416

Edition: 2007

Authors: Fran�ois Chaille, Michel Aliaga

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Cartier epitomizes creativity and individuality in jewelry design. The 175 objects featured in this book exemplify Cartier's inimitable talent and represent milestones in twentieth-century design. These archetypes of excellence are important benchmarks in the history of world jewelry, and their relevance continues into the twenty-first century. The jeweled objects in this book are reproduced at actual size, and are accompanied by illustrations and detailed descriptions from Cartier's vast archives in London, New York, and Paris. Six essays cover a broad range of topics from Cartier's colorful history, including the influence of the Ballets Russes on Cartier's forward-looking designs of…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 12.00" wide x 11.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.346
Language: English

Foreword
Foreword
A Dynasty Devoted to a House of Jewelry
The Development of an Inimitable Style
Louis Cartier and the "Ballets Russes"
Perfect Timing: Cartier Clocks and Watches
The Exquisite Gesture: Accessories by Cartier
A Vision of Cultural Heritage
Cartier's Famous Clients
Catalogue
The Belle Epoque and the Garland Style
Towards a Modern Style, Art Deco before Art Deco
Cartier and Watches, a History Built on Success
Time Suspended, the Mystery Clocks
The Call of the East, a World of Inspiration
Art Deco and Color Combinations
The Ceremonial Necklace of Maharajah Sir Bhupindra Singh of Patiala
Indian Influence and the Tutti Frutti Style
White Art Deco and the 1930s
Yellow Gold and New Forms
Flora and Fauna, a Bestiary by Cartier
The Fantastic Jewels of Maria Felix, la diva of Mexican Cinema
Jean Cocteau, a Sword for a Poet
A Selection of Drawings from the Cartier Archives
Chronology
Bibliography