Winged Beauty: The Butterfly Jewellery Art Of Wallace Chan

September 29, 2021|
Winged Beauty: The Butterfly Jewellery Art Of Wallace Chan by Emily Stoehrer
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  • A stunningly designed book featuring all of Wallace Chan's butterfly creations
  • Leading jewelry historians discuss the famous butterfly motif of Wallace Chan
  • Foreword from the artist himself in interview with Melanie Grant
  • Contains new and unseen images of Wallace Chan's work

“When I was a young boy, butterflies were flying colours – I knew not their name. Then butterflies became the Butterfly Lovers: a tragedy, a love story, a symbol of eternal love. As I grew older, I found them to embody the words of a great philosopher: life is but a dream; only we need to decide whether we want it to be the dream of a man, or the dream of a butterfly. I could not decide, and so I became The Butterfly Man.” – Wallace Chan Father of The Wallace Cut – an illusionary three-dimensional gemstone carving technique – and The Wallace Chan Porcelain – a ground-breaking material five times stronger than steel – Wallace Chan is a guiding light in the world of jewelry design. Always innovating, always testing boundaries with his materials and technique, Chan's creations are as stunning as they are intricate. Compiled by jewelry experts, this book explores the cultural and personal significance of Wallace Chan's most famous emblem: the butterfly. Wallace Chan: The Butterflies of Wallace Chan features approximately 30 of his finest pieces. Enter a butterfly house of colorful gems, with brooches and necklaces so delicate they might have flown down and alighted on the page.

Wallace Chan was the first Chinese jewelry artist to exhibit at prestigious western art fairs such as The European Fine Art Fair (Maastricht 2016-2020; New York 2016 & 2017) and Biennale des Antiquaires (Paris, 2012 & 2014). Venues for his multiple international solo shows included Asia House (London, September 2019); Christie's Galler...
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Title:Winged Beauty: The Butterfly Jewellery Art Of Wallace Chan
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:240 pages, 10.93 X 9.14 X 1.13 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 10.93 X 9.14 X 1.13 in
Published:September 29, 2021
Publisher:ACC Art Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781788841405

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