Italian Jewelry in the 20th Century

  • Author Melissa Gabardi
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 23 x 28 cm
  • Pages 338
  • Illustrations 300 colour illustrations
  • Language English
  • Year 2016
  • ISBN 9788836635078
  • Price € 45,00  € 42,75
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Through meticulous research, this book explores the Italian twentieth-century jewelry and goldsmithing landscape. This is the first time the topic is investigated in such a comprehensive manner, having previously only been dealt with limitedly to specific producers or production areas. Following the evolution of an art that is the result of millenary stratifications, this volume contains over three hundred images illustrating jewelry produced between 1900 and 1990. The chapters follow a chronological order and systematically look at the political and economic events influencing the fate of jewelry, as well as the fashion, the role of women, the artistic and architectural experiences, and the tastes of the time. Alongside the most prominent maisons feature less-known jewelers of doubtless creativity and artistic quality. Detailed biographies of each of the jewelers mentioned are included at the end of the volume.

Milan, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, November 2016 - March 2017



Garland style
Art Deco
The 1930s
The 1940s
The 1950s
The 1960s and 1970s
The 1980s


The school of Padua
Graziella Folchini Grassetto

Arezzo: from industrial jewelry to Gold Italy
Giuliano Centrodi

Valenza jewelry
Lia Lenti

The gold industry in Vicenza
Lia Lenti