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Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts Tradition.

Karlin Elyse Zorn

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ISBN 10: 0887404537 / ISBN 13: 9780887404535
Published by Altglen, PA:Schiffer (cr 1993), 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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DJ, 8 3/4 x 11 1/4, silver cvrs, 272 pp, over 700 photos with 400 in color, glossary, hallmarks, dealers, auction houses, museums, bibliog, values, references, index. The British Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century stressed natural materials, designs and techniques. This book provides over 240 biographical sketches of the most influential British designers/jewellers, metalworkers, and discusses guilds, schools and commercial firms. Explores the connection between the British and European movements and the American Arts and Crafts movement. This is the best study of the subject to date and is profusely and beautifully illustrated. F/F. Bookseller Inventory # 538

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Title: Jewelry & Metalwork in the Arts & Crafts ...

Publisher: Altglen, PA:Schiffer (cr 1993)

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This book provides the best study of Arts and Crafts-style jewelry and metalwork to date. Devised late in the 19th century as a reaction to industrialized manufacturing, the Arts and Crafts movement stressed naturalistic materials, designs and techniques. A resurgence of interest in this period has caused prices of items to rise. Collectors are buying Arts and Crafts goods as fast as they come on the market. The book begins with the British movement and traces the roots of this "new art" including its characteristics, materials, motifs, influences and makers' marks. Biographical sketches are provided for over 240 of the most influential British designers/jewelers/metalworkers, with discussions of the guilds, schools and commercial firms. The chapters move on to show the connection between the British movement and the European movements, including Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, Wiener Werkstatt, and Scandinavian as well as American Arts and Crafts movements. Similarities, differences and inter-relationships are discussed and illustrated with the work of many individual craftsmen and -women. In over 700 photographs, nearly 400 in glorious color, the success of these designs to provide fascinating and beautiful objects is demonstrated. The price guide will be of use to all.

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Elyse Zorn Karlin is the author of Children Figurines of Bisque and Chinawares, 1859-1950 (Schiffer, 1990) and has been a collector and student of jewelry history for many years. She lives with her husband and young son in an Arts and Crafts period house in New York state.

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