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20th Century Jewelry by
Call Number: Art Library Oversize, NK7310 .P42 2002
From the 1900s to the year 2000, John Peacock charts the development of every kind and style of jewelry for both women and men: brooches, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets, buckles, dress clips, hair ornaments, rings, watches, cufflinks, and more. Both precious jewelry and costume jewelry appear, as does novelty jewelry.
Arranged in twenty-year sections, the pictures are accompanied by complete descriptions including details of materials, stones, designs, fastenings, mounts, and surrounds. Highly detailed drawings allow the reader to see how the styles of the great twentieth-century designers and jewelry houses -- among them Lalique, Cartier, Chaumet, Chanel, Jensen, Verdura, Schlumberger, Haskell, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany & Co. -- have filtered down to mass-produced and costume jewelry. Every style is represented: Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts pieces of the early twentieth century; Art Deco of the twenties and thirties; cocktail jewelry of the forties and fifties; Pop Art creations of the sixties and seventies; flashy, ostentatious jewelry of the eighties; and more delicate, retro jewelry of the nineties.
20th Century Jewelry and the Icons of Style by
Call Number: Art Library Oversize, NK7310 .P36 2013
This book presents eleven profiles of glamorous women who assembled important jewelry collections in the mid-twentieth century. The fall of European monarchies meant royal jewels passed into the hands of a new social elite that included figures from show business and the worlds of industry and commerce. The women of the era cut their hair, wore looser-fitting clothes, and had greater freedom than before the war. The change in fashion led to a new style of jewelry--the historic gemstones were reset and new collections created.
Jewelry of Our Time by
Call Number: Art Library, NK7310 .D78 1995
Since the 1960s jewelry has found fresh inspiration from other arts, the use of surprising materials and the desire to make an individual statement or even to tell a story. Hundreds of colour photographs featuring this rich and imaginative work are supported by a critical history, tracing the first challenges to traditional forms and the inspired use of new materials, new processes, new tools and new ideas since 1960.
A Century of Shoes by
Call Number: Art Library, GT2130 .P38 1997
A celebration of shoes for the footwear fanatic, it features photographs of the trendsetting 20th c. shoes, created by designers like Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, and more.
Bags, pockets, purses
A Century of Bags by
Call Number: Art Library, NK4890.H34 W56 1997
The style of handbags in the 20th Century mirrors the evolution of fashion as a whole. The Roaring 20's, the Depression, two world wars, and times of properity have all played their part. From a tiny drawstring purse to heavy-duty carryalls display the variety and inventiveness of bag design.
Louis Vuitton City Bags by
Call Number: Art Library, NK4890.H34 K38 2013
Louis Vuitton "City Bags" -- the first a 1901 "Steamer" designed to be packed inside a steamer trunk -- have diversified into designs for a variety of modern functions, evident in their descriptive names: Keepall, Bucket, Papillon, Alma, Locket, Noe, and Speedy. Early graphics and ad campaigns reveal the clothing and context of their targeted audience.