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On Jewellery

On Jewellery

By (author) Liesbeth den Besten

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  • A reprint of this bestselling title on contemporary jewellery
  • An introduction into art jewellery in light of current trends in contemporary fine art and society
Full Description
On Jewellery offers a comprehensive overview of the trends and role of contemporary international jewellery art from the 1960s to today, shown within the context of corresponding trends in art and society. This publication is dedicated to themes such as interdisciplinary collaboration, new means of presentation and contextualisation. It also incorporates photography and the relationships between jewellery and the body, jewellery and ornament and new interpretations of traditional technical skills. Furthermore it considers aspects such as terminology and strategies, positioning, prejudices and the significance of content with regard to jewellery. On this basis this publication offers a synopsis of what jewellery art is and what it can be. Its aim is to reveal the characteristics, language and potential of jewellery. A bibliography of the most important works of jewellery art, a directory of jewellery galleries, museums and educational institutions make On Jewellery a compact handbook of contemporary jewellery art. Artists featured include Pia Aleborg, Gijs Bakker, Melanie Bielenker, Manfred Bischoff, Helen Britton, Paul Derrez, Iris Eichenberg, Warwick Freeman, Otto Künzli, Daniel Kruger, Yuka Oyama, Robert Smit, Annamaria Zanella and Christoph Zellweger. Contents: Beyond the Showcase; Conceptual Jewellery; Jewellery and Photography; Reading Jewellery; Borderline Jewellery; Jewellery and the Body; Jewellery and Ornament; Jewellery and the Goldsmith's Skill; The Language of Jewellery; Documentation: Manifests.
About the Author
Since 1985, Liesbeth den Besten has worked free lance as a writer for newspapers, art and design magazines and exhibition catalogues. She is active as an advisor and jury member for Dutch and international governmental institutions, exhibitions and competitions, and lectures about contemporary jewellery and crafts at international conferences and art academies. She is chairwoman of the Francoise van den Bosch Foundation for contemporary jewellery and one of the founding members of Think Tank, a European Initiative for the Applied Arts.
Specifications
Publisher
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
ISBN
9783897903494
Published
31st Jul 2012
Binding
Hardback
Size
250 mm x 170 mm
Pages
192 Pages
Illustrations
167 color, 26 b&w
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