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.|
comments from some of the jewelers and others:
I .just got a copy of your book on modernist jewelry – it’s a wonderful resource! The biographies will be tremendously helpful.
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
|Hardcover with dust
x 11-1/4"; 272 pages.