MODERNIST JEWELRY
1930-1960

The Wearable Art Movement

by Marbeth Schon

 

This beautiful new book explores the work of American studio jewelers through four pivotal exhibitions held at the Museum of Modern Art (1946) and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1948, 1955, 1959), and studies its major design influences: the German Bauhaus; the movements in the fine arts such as Cubism, Constructivism, and Surrealism; and the extraordinary transformations in American society during the mid 20th century.
Biographies of 175 jewelers are included together with 540 color and 35 black and white photographs, value references,  images of 74 makers' marks, index, and table of contents.
Here are comments from some of the jewelers and others:

I .just got a copy of your book on modernist jewelry its a wonderful resource!  The biographies will be tremendously helpful. 

Kelly H. L'Ecuyer
Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Art of the Americas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

I am pleased with the layout and use of my jewelry photos. I am proud of your biographical writing. I am reading the whole book as I am interested in biography and it is a pleasure to read the clear and direct way you approach the art--a delight.....thank you for a wonderful read about our inspired artist jewelers.  merry renk

I have just now returned to Tyler and I have received your book. It is GREAT!  You have done a wonderful job and have performed a marvelous service. I am very proud to have played a very small part in assisting you in your mammoth task. Professor Stanley Lechtzin

At last a good book on jewelry!  Margret Craver Withers

The book turned out beautifully. You did a great job of putting it all together!  Bob Dhaemers

Your book is beautiful. Congratulations--you did a wonderful job!  Mary Schimpff

Wonderful book!  Martha Brennan Barns

The books is absolutely marvelous....I feel very honored to be a part of this excellent book.....Lois Franke Warren

Your book arrived and it is great.....congratulations! Lilyan Bachrach

Hardcover with dust jacket;  9" x 11-1/4"; 272 pages.

$69.95 #M002

click here to order an autographed copy 

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