Contemporary Jewellers: Interviews with European Artists

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Bloomsbury Academic, Sep 15, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 268 pages
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This book offers an essential reference for anyone interested in contemporary European jewellery design. Through guided conversations with the major designers of today, Roberta Bernabei reveals the creative, conceptual and technical working practices that underpin the aesthetic of each practitioner's work. In addition, the dialogues shed new light on these jewellers' inspiration and their ideas about functionality and the human body. Each interview is supported by photographs and a detailed bibliography and appendix which locates the jewellers' work in galleries, museums as well as online. Major jewellery artists present include: Giampaolo Babetto, Gijs Bakker, Otto Künzli, Ruudt Peters, Mario Pinton and Tone Vigeland, alongside members of the emergent generation: Ted Noten, Annamaria Zanella and Christoph Zellweger. This book, which opens the door to contemporary jewellery practice, will be welcomed by all students, lecturers and practitioners.

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Roberta Bernabei is a practitioner whose work has been exhibited at various venues in Europe, including Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and the V&A. She is also a lecturer in silversmithing and jewellery at Loughborough University.

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