Spectacular: Gems And Jewelry From The Merriweather Post Collection by Liana ParedesSpectacular: Gems And Jewelry From The Merriweather Post Collection by Liana Paredes

Spectacular: Gems And Jewelry From The Merriweather Post Collection

byLiana Paredes

Hardcover | June 16, 2017

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The Merriweather Post collection offers an enthralling glimpse into one of the most remarkable, and intact, collections of jewelry ever amassed.Spectacular immerses the reader in jewelry history and design, weaving in seminal moments in Post's life as one of the most passionate and confident collectors of jewelry of the twentieth century. There are exquisite pieces by Van Cleef and Arpels; numerous examples by Cartier; contemporary commissions from Harry Winston, George Headley, David Webb, and Fulco di Verdura, and historical pieces such as the Marie Louise Diadem, and the legendary earrings worn by Marie Antoinette on the eve of the FrenchRevolution.Spectacular provides a critical perspective on developments in changing jewelry styles in America and Europe through one woman's unique collection. Fascinating essays highlight special details of the gems and jewels, as well as their sometimes scandalous history. Full of fabulous images and interesting facts this new volume will appeal to anybody who wants to know the story behind some of the most amazing jewels ever created.Liana Paredes is director of Collections & chief curator at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.Martin D. Fuller is the founder and president of Martin Fuller Appraisals, LLC.Michael Hall is the curator of ceramics of the Capelain Collection in Jersey, Channel Islands.Jennifer Levy is a curatorial assistant at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.Jeffrey Post is the curator of the U.S. National Gem and Mineral Collection, and chairman of the Department of Mineral Sciences, Smithsonian Institution.Dr. Wilfried Zeisler is the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens' curator of Russian and 19th-century Art.
Liana Paredes holds an MA in Art History from the Complutense University in Madrid, and has worked at the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in its European Decorative Arts Department. She has been at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens since 1991, where she is now Director of Collections & Ch...
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Title:Spectacular: Gems And Jewelry From The Merriweather Post CollectionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 10.76 × 9.68 × 0.91 inPublished:June 16, 2017Publisher:D Giles LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1907804927

ISBN - 13:9781907804922

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