Designer British Silver From Studios Established 1930-1985
Antique Collectors' Club
Size: 300 mm x 237 mm
Illustrations: 508 colour, 30 b&w
- A thorough exploration of the designer-silversmiths behind the post-war British silver revival
- Several colour illustrations and extensive, insightful text accompanies feature in the entry for each artist
- One-to-one interviews with the leading silversmith-designers of the last 50 years
Designer British Silver explores the designer-silversmiths who have shaped British silver from the 1950s through to the present day. Covering a complete generation of craftsmen and women, and featuring one-to-one interviews with key figures, the book reveals the people and forces behind the post-war Renaissance that made Britain a centre of excellence for designer makers in silver.
The fifty leading figures are covered in-depth, from Malcolm Appleby to John Willmin. Detailed insight is provided on the lives and works of each maker, alongside lavish illustrations and extended captions telling the story of every remarkable piece of silver. Designer British Silver also includes a fascinating overview of the post-war revival of British silver, a section on where to view designer British silver and additional listings of designers, craftsmen, silver manufacturers and engravers.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Foreword; Introduction; The Work and Lives of the Leading Designer-Silversmiths; Listing of Designers, Craftsmen, Silver Manufacturers and Engravers; Where to see Designer British Silver; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
What the press have said about this book...
"A thorough exploration of the designer silversmiths behind the post-war British silver revival... extensive, insightful text accompanies a fascinating overview of the post-war revival of British Silver." --Collectors Companion
" --San Jose Mercury News Gift Guide"The 'Queen of Metals,' as it's sometimes referred to by collectors, is completely examined by John Andrew and Derek Styles in their must-have reference Designer British Silver: From Studios Established 1930-1985 (Antique Collectors' Club, 560 pages, $145). The book displays breathtakingly beautiful artifacts. And it comes in a handsome Moroccan red slipcase.
"This volume will be an indispensable tool for any collector interested in contemporary and 20th-century British silver. Enhanced by a glossary and bibliography, this study is accessible to a wide readership and will succeed in encouraging a greater interest in and awareness of contemporary silver." --Tessa Murdoch, DAS