The Jewellery Collection at the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs (Paperback)
- Masterpieces of a renowned museum collection - Popularization texts written by curators of the Mus e des Arts D coratifs - Brilliant and elegant design The jewelry department at the Mus e des Arts D coratifs in Paris comprises some 3,500 pieces and is the only national collection of its kind in France. This book presents bijouterie and joaillerie masterpieces from this high-profile collection which ranges from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period and shines a particular spotlight on the 18th century and the age of Art Nouveau. Daytime or evening jewelry and art jewelry pieces in the form of tiaras, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, hair or tie pins, rings and stomacher brooches illustrate the boundless creativity of designers. The greatest artists are represented: Sandoz, Vever, Falize, Boucheron, Lalique, Fouquet and Gaillard for Art Nouveau, Raymond Templier and Jean Despr's for Art Deco, Georges Braque, Jean Lur at, Line Vautrin, Jean Schlumberger, Torun, Dinh Van, Jonemann and Claude Lalanne for the post-war period, and a number of contemporary designers. The collection also features pieces by the great jewellery houses: Cartier, Boucheron, Chanel, Van Cleef & Arpels and, more recently, JAR. This richly illustrated book accompanies the display in the Galerie des Bijoux at the Mus e des Arts D coratifs, which features the collection's highlights.