Chains

Jewellery in history, function and ornament

  • Author Alba Cappellieri
  • Collana Fashion and Jewel Design
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Size 15 x 21 cm
  • Pages 192
  • Illustrations 70
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788836638468
  • Price € 26,00  € 22,10
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Abstract

Adored by kings and queens, a symbol of the manufacture of ancient civilizations and the countercultures of the young, a constant inspiration for artists, stylists and designers, the chain is one of the most loved jewellery items of material culture and the most worn in the history of costume.
With an authoritative critical essay and large selection of photographs, this book retraces the symbolic and aesthetic evolution of chain from early history to modern day and its intersections with art, fashion, design, manufacture and new technologies. A fascinating and skilfully illustrated journey that shows how extraordinary jewellery, able to link the past to the future in the name of creativity, beauty and innovation, can be generated from such a simple functional element.

Vicenza, Museo del Gioiello, October 2017 - March 2018