Blooms and blossoms are a widespread and frequently recurrent motif in the annals of art and indissolubly intertwined with human history. Floral symbolism and its religious significance abound in all period styles. In jewellery the periods covered range from the gold floral jewellery of ancient Greece through Baroque flower brooches sumptuously set with precious stones and, in art, from the extravagant flower motifs of Jugendstil/Art Nouveau to current trends in contemporary art jewellery. Art is Flowering fosters an interdisciplinary dialogue - starting with jewellery - to open up new perspectives for readers and viewers alike on the floral theme: art jewellery is confronted with top quality, cutting-edge works by leading contemporary artists from the fields of object, installation, drawing, photography and video. With the Mandrake and other mystical plants as examples, 'Wayside Flowers' are tracked down in their cultural and historical context and the links between floral magnificence and Chris
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This is an absolutely charming book. It is designed to look like a personal journal with an elastic band that stretches around the outside to keep private thoughts of the reader. One even finds "treasures" falling out of the book in the way that one would slip little items of remembrance into a diary - postcards of jewelry with floral motifs are scattered loosely throughout the book. ... What I like about this book is that it puts jewelry history in context. We who love jewelry are often myopic... we look at jewelry as a thing unto itself and it is not... it is one puzzle piece that fits into everything else that is going on in the fine art and the decorative art of a particular time period. --Adornment, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2008
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Book Description Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bilingual. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX389790277X