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Unique by Design Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection

Author : Ramljak, Suzanne
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"Studio jewelry dissolves the modern distinction between decorative and fine arts. The 60 pieces in this lively volume, collected by Donna Schneier and donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, were created primarily from the early 1960s to the present day and show a fluid engagement with various traditions in jewelry-making--from old masterworks to contemporary pieces--as well as various 20th-century art movements such as Conceptual art, Arte Povera, and Surrealism. Unique by Design draws attention to these dazzling small works of art, most of which have never before been published. Although these pieces incorporate a variety of materials, ranging from the precious to the ordinary, they share some common traits that reflect the collector's tastes: wit, elegance, fantasy, imagination, social observation, and technical virtuosity. Above all, these works were made to be worn and to create a dynamic engagement with a body." -- Publisher's website.

Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry

Author : Diana Pardue
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Reveals the captivating history of the art of making American Indian jewelry and explores the ancient techniques, tools, and materials that have shaped its history.

Wood Art Today

Author : Dona Z. Meilach
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This idea-packed compendium presents the work of todays top wood artists in over 500 photos. More than 130 artists from nine countries are showcased, including furniture makers, turners, and sculptors who borrow ideas and techniques from one another to create their art. Teachers of art history, creative art, craft, industrial design, and woodwork will discover new material for teaching about wood as a medium.

Metalsmiths and Mentors

Author : Jody Clowes
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The history of contemporary American metalsmithing is inextricably linked with the academy. Since the 1950s, nearly every significant artist working in metals has trained at a university or art school—fertile ground for innovation and exploration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's metals program is among the best in the nation, founded on the teaching legacy of Fred Fenster and Eleanor Moty, who instilled in their students a profound respect for craftsmanship, technical innovation, formal integrity, and thoughtful design. The work in this catalogue encompasses hollowware and jewelry, wearable sculpture, poetic and narrative objects, and conceptual installations. The show at the Chazen Museum of Art was produced by guest curator Jody Clowes

Answers To Questions About Old Jewelry

Author : C. Jeanenne Bell
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Make smart sense of today's dynamic world of collectible jewelry when you rely on the answers to key questions about vintage jewelry covered in this new full-color edition of the jewelry collector's classic must-have. Authoritative details, such as maker's marks, outlined in this guide help collectors and dealers identify, date and assess everything from brooches and pins and pendants, rings and lockets of the mid-1800s through the 1950s. This new color edition also includes coverage of Modernist jewelry; as well as an expanded section devoted to Mexican jewelry, a market where many pieces are selling for thousands of dollars each.

American Craft

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Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry

Author : Peggy Krzyzewski
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Art charms are easy to create from nearly any material imaginable and fun to use in creative jewelry pieces. This book presents nine chapters organized by medium — including paper, found objects, polymer clay, plastic, wood, fiber, resin, metal, and glass — and gives directions to make three charms in each category. Step-by-step instruction and clear photography are helpful to beginners, while the innovative designs make a great refresher for more advanced crafters. Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry focuses on the technique and constructing the charms so that everyone can create their own personalized art charms.

The Art of Carol Janeway

Author : Victoria Jenssen
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The Art of Carol Janeway portrays the exotic life and artistic career of a woman whose commercial success as a tile decorator and ceramist in New York in the 1940s and later retirement due to lead poisoning offer a fascinating study. Victoria Jenssen presents the career of yet another previously unrecognized woman artist, Carol Janeway (1913-1989), who was an entrepreneur and a single mother. While Janeway often exhibited, twice at the MoMA for example, few museums today own Janeway ceramics. This book will appeal to those interested in the following artists and topics: Georg Jensen Inc. and Frederik Lunning, Jens Risom, Ossip Zadkine, Maya Deren, Leo Lerman and Richard Hunter, Harold Ambellan, Tusnelda Sanders, underglaze ceramic decoration both freehand and printed, Lisette Model, Catherine Yarrow, Ed Wiener, Madeleine Turner, Stalin’s Moscow of the early 1930s, syndicated woman journalists of the 1940s, Ralph Ingersoll and Charles Marsh, Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, Lou Block, Doris Lee, Walter Duranty, Eliot Janeway, Julien Levy’s The Imagery of Chess, preservation of Greenwich Village. Among several celebrity owners, Marilyn Monroe owned five Janeway doorknobs.

Design Applied Arts Index

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Beautiful Leather Jewelry

Author : Melissa Cable
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Melissa Cable has a knack for taking traditional jewelry-making techniques and applying them to various materials in an upscale, modern way. In Beautiful Leather Jewelry, she shares new methods for altering leather to create unique textures and patterns in a variety of necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, pendants, and more. Proper finishing techniques, such as snap setting, will ensure polished, professional results. Aspiring leather jewelry designers will appreciate learning how to combine familiar materials such as Swarovski crystals, metals, wood, felt, and resin with leather cuffs, cords, and more. This is leather jewelry like you’ve never seen before!