Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science Of Gems by Adriano Van Cleef & ArpelsVan Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science Of Gems by Adriano Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science Of Gems

By (artist)Adriano Van Cleef & ArpelsContribution byLaurence Mouillefarine, Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter

Hardcover | May 24, 2016

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A tribute to the sumptuous jewelry and the glamorous history of Van Cleef & Arpels

For more than a century, the designs of the French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels have represented the marriage of an unrivaled sense of elegance with an extraordinary level of technical expertise and prowess. The comprehensive monograph Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science of Gems is a glittering, gorgeous tribute to a century of luxurious, glamorous jewelry design and incomparable mastery of materials. Lavishly illustrated with meticulous photographs by Patrick Gries, the book's pages are filled with sparkling chalcedony, cornelian, rubies, emeralds and colored diamonds, beautifully set off and enhanced by the jeweler's designs (at alternate moments whimsical or understated, as the materials demand).

Suggesting the complexity and richness of Van Cleef & Arpels' output, the book is organized thematically around categories such as "Abstractions," "Couture," "Nature" and "Icons," and additionally features some of the legendary stones from the annals of the house's history, such as the "Blue Princess" sapphire and the "Walska Briolette Diamond" brooch. Texts by art historians, personalities from the fashion world and mineralogists offer context and highlight the full extent of the jeweler's art. Essential for those who love and lust after jewelry design, this eminently covetable volume celebrates the Van Cleef & Arpels style.

Title:Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art & Science Of GemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 12.4 × 8.94 × 1.42 inPublished:May 24, 2016Publisher:Editions Xavier BarralLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:2365110983

ISBN - 13:9782365110983