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A highly sought after book!!! To quote the Primavera Gallery, "René Boivin was thus introduced to the world of high fashion and all those associated with it, from the creators to the clients. His jewelry quickly reflected this influence, becoming rich, elegant and elaborate in the taste of the late 19th century. Rene and his very talented wife Jeanne began collaborating on the designs of the now established jewelry house, and their jewels were soon drawing attention for their daring and innovative designs, which explored ideas from the new abstract styles coming out of Cubism and the emerging Art Deco esthetic. The house of Boivin was among the most innovative in their designs, and their workmanship was impeccable. While their designs were strongly reflective of what was happening in fashion and the decorative arts, they were interpreters, and not imitators. Among their best-known designs were many first introduced by Suzanne Belperron, who favored the use of geometrically carved rock crystal, citrine, and colored agates. Their Art Deco designs were among the most innovative of the fine jewelry houses. In the 1930's, Boivin's designs were increasingly inspired by Naturalism, and the House of Boivin attracted great attention with jewels based on sea creatures, animals, fruits and flowers. Among the most famous are the "Star fish", and the "Chamelion", which could be transformed by pressing a small lever to change its colors. When Jeanne Boivin died in 1959, the house was taken over by Louis Girard, who continued to produce many of the earlier designs, adapting them as necessary to changes in fashion. In April of 1991, the house of Boivin was purchased by the Asprey Group. They continued to produce excellent jewelry, run by M. Bernard for many years. After the take-over of the Asprey Group by Prince Jaffry, brother of the Sultan of Brunei, there were many changes, and they were not for the better. Soon after, the great house of Boivin was closed forever.
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Book Description Editions de l'Amateur, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Oversized hardback book (399 pages)beautifully illustrated with numerous mostly color photographs. Light rubbing/scuffing on dust jacket. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL CHARGE (weight over 5lbs). Bookseller since 1995 (ULCPORT) rareviewbooks. Seller Inventory # RVB09101901
Book Description Paris, Editions de l'Amateur, 1994. 399 Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel innen und Bibliothekssignatur auf Einband in gutem Zustand. Moderate Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren, vereinzelte Anstreichungen und Marginalien möglich. --- Dieser Titel stammt aus dem Bestand einer Hochschule für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung. Die Sammlung umfasst zahlreiche Themenbereiche: Kunst aller Stile und Stilepochen (z.B. Gotik, Renaissance, Romantik, Impressionismus, Expressionismus und Postmoderne), Kunstgeschichte, Architektur, Design, Bildhauerei und Handwerkskunst, Philosophie, Theaterwissenschaften und Geschichte. Ein Stöbern in diesem tausende Titel umfassenden Bestand lohnt sich! Bei weiteren Fragen sprechen Sie uns gerne an. LKX K 25818-B 2859171746 Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2030. Seller Inventory # 834056