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Jeweled splendours of the Art Deco era : the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection

Title
Jeweled splendours of the Art Deco era : the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection / foreword by Princess Catherine Aga Khan ; introduction by Pierre Rainero ; essays by Evelyne Possémé, Stephen Harrison and Sarah D. Coffin ; catalogue and afterword by Sarah Davis.
Publication
New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2017.

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Description
255 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits; 31 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • History.
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition held at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, April 7-August 20, 2017.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 251) and index.
Contents
Preface / Princess Catherine Aga Khan -- Introduction / Pierre Rainero -- East and West : Oriental exoticism in the decorative arts / Evelyne Possémé -- Feminine elegance : jeweled accessories for the modern woman / Stephen Harrison -- Jeweled innovation : design and manufacture in art deco masterpieces / Sarah D. Coffin -- Afterword / Sarah Davis.
Call Number
JQG 17-926
ISBN
  • 9780500519479
  • 0500519471
LCCN
2016943975
Title
Jeweled splendours of the Art Deco era : the Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection / foreword by Princess Catherine Aga Khan ; introduction by Pierre Rainero ; essays by Evelyne Possémé, Stephen Harrison and Sarah D. Coffin ; catalogue and afterword by Sarah Davis.
Publisher
New York : Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2017.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
One Christmas Eve, Prince Sanruddin Aga Khan gave to his wife a magnificent jeweled box made by Cartier in the 1930s. So began the making of perhaps the most remarkable jewelry collection of a remarkable era for jewelry - and for French jewelry in particular. In the 1920s and 1930s, smoky night clubs, cocktails, a new acceptance of make up beyond the boudoir, decor for smart apartments and dinner tables, provided a new landscape for the designs of the great jewelry houses of Europe, with Paris as the superstar of cities. The gloom of war was replaced either by an explosion of coloured gemstones and enamel, with bold colour codes of blue, green and orange, or by the simplicity of black, white and gold as risque black became newly chic. Zen rock gardens, Chinese dragons, Persian birds, Japanese plum blossom or Tutankhamun motifs provided the richest source of global influences in a triumph of hedonistic creativity.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 251) and index.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Added Author
Possémé, Evelyne.
Harrison, Stephen (Stephen G.)
Coffin, Sarah.
Davis, Sarah.
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, host institution.
Research Call Number
JQG 17-926
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