Fauna: The Art of Jewelry


by Patrick Mauriès,  Évelyne Possémé

Why we have selected this book:

The animal world, with its bright colours and powerful symbolism, has inspired jewellery makers since the beginning of time. This sumptuous edition brings together 130 pieces of the most beautiful and spectacular animal-inspired jewellery from the renowned collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. A fantastically beautiful book!

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Book Overview from the Publisher:

The animal kingdom has been a source of inspiration for jewelers since the days of antiquity. Chosen for their symbolism, their beauty or their personality, a whole menagerie of creatures has been depicted in gemstones and precious metals, ranging from fantastical dragons, griffins and sphinxes, to wild beasts such as boars and big cats, to the delicate forms of birds, fish and even insects.

The 130 pieces in this book have been specially selected from the magnificent jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and include necklaces and earrings, bracelets and brooches by legendary names such as Boucheron, Falize and Lalique. They stretch from the Renaissance revival of the 19th century to the elegant lines of Art Nouveau and beyond, through to the playful naivety of modernist designs by Jean Lurçat and Line Vautrin.

Brimming with beautiful images by the renowned photographer Jean-Marie del Moral, this second title in the series that began with Flora: The Art of Jewelry is packed with clever and witty works of art that will delight all lovers of jewelry and nature.

Contents list:

Introduction • Two essays by Évelyne Possémé and Patrick Mauriès • The jewelry

This book is brought by Thames and Hudson, ISBN 9780500519981

Additional information

Weight 0.650 kg
Dimensions 17 × 1.8 × 24 cm