Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Messengers of Modernism: American Studio Jewelry 1940-1960

Paris; New York: Flammarion, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 167, [1]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over white leatherette, with gold lettering to spine and front cover. Photo-illustrated title. Title page in blue and black lettering. "In this beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated book, Toni Greenbaum analyzes the output of American modernist jewelers, many of whom, such as Alexander Calder and Harry Bertoia, began as sculptors or painters. In their metal-working skills many of these artists were self-taught and evolved new techniques. This jewelry rejected expensive precious stones in favor of cheaper, irregular gems, and even glass, pebbles and shards of pottery. The influence of Surrealism, Cubism, Constructivism, and Abstract Expressionism led these artists to explore representations of space and individual perception in ways which challenged the traditions of earlier jewelry production. The 90 pieces depicted in this book were chosen as true messengers of Modernism." (From the Publishers). Slight soiling to dust-jacket. DJ in overall good+, binding and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #39616

Price: $150.00

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