Figures & faces The art of jewelry

Patrick Mauriès, 1952-

Book - 2018

Jewelry has always been a vehicle for the deepest of human emotions: remembrance, faith, devotion, love, belonging, and mourning. The human figure has long been a source of inspiration and a means of expression for jewelers, and it is perhaps the most intimate and involving of subjects. Following on from the magnificent Flora and Fauna, Figures is the third book in a series devoted to the splendid jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The museum's collection begins... in the Byzantine era and ranges through the medieval and Renaissance periods and beyond, with mythological figures and biblical scenes represented on pendants and rings.

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Published
London ; New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd 2018.
Language
English
French
Physical Description
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 126).
ISBN
9780500021811
0500021813
Main Author
Patrick Mauriès, 1952- (author)
Other Authors
Evelyne Possémé (author), Jean-Marie del Moral, 1952- (photographer), Francisca Garvie, 1942- (translator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A glittering collection of jewelry emulating the human form, from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris

Review by Publisher Summary 2

FloraFaunaFiguresThe museum’s collection begins in the Byzantine era and ranges through the medieval and Renaissance periods and beyond, with mythological figures and biblical scenes represented on pendants and rings. In the nineteenth century, René Lalique, Alphonse Fouquet, and the Maison Vever produced brooches and necklaces that embodied elegant sophistication and technical brilliance, while in the twentieth century, artists such as Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti joined jewelers like Jean Lurçat, Line Vautrin, and Claude Lalanne in creating works that interpret the body in deeply personal ways.Figures