500 Brooches: Inspiring Adornments for the Body

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Marthe Le Van
Lark Books, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 360 pages
Never before has such an extensive and beautiful collection of brooches been assembled, or photographed to such perfection. Marjorie Simon, a distinguished presence in the jewelry field, chose the pieces, and every one features the fine craftsmanship of a top contemporary jeweler. The breathtaking and provocative styles range from traditional to very avant-garde, and the brooches come not only in gold, silver, copper, and wire, but also in glass, porcelain, paper, and other more unusual materials. They're forged, soldered, chased, and cast, and surface embellishments run the gamut from enamel and metal foils to patinas and inlay. In some cases, detail images and artist's comments accompany the full-size photos. Jewelers, students, collectors, and anyone who loves exquisite items will appreciate the amazing diversity on display here.

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These photo gallery books are part of a continuing series on contemporary crafts, which also includes 500 Bowls and 500 Teapots . Both feature artistic, sometimes humorous, and generally nonfunctional ... Read full review



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Marthe Le Van has held the positions of glass curator and creative director of a contemporary art gallery. She has also coordinated glass exhibitions for national and international galleries and museums.

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