21st-Century Jewelry (500 (Lark Hardcover))

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The definitive art jewelry collection! 21st Century Jewelry features a decade s worth of memorable pieces selected from the prestigious and best-selling 500 Series, all gathered in one beautiful edition. Juried by an international roster of jewelers, curators, and gallery owners, each design captures the power of jewelry at the start of a new century. This beautiful gallery book offers a wealth of priceless knowledge, as the experts describe what made a particular necklace, bracelet, or ring stand out to them. Jewelers, artists, and art enthusiasts all will be inspired! This hardbound, keepsake volume will be treasured for its coffee-table beauty, valued for the inspiration it provides for artistic creativity, and appreciated for capturing the decade s finest work in art jewelry.

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"A fantastic compilation from the 10 years of books in the (500) Series that started with "1000 Rings" and soon begat "500 Bracelets", "500 Necklaces", "500 Gemstone Jewels", and more. Every fan of the 500 Series should get their hands on this hardbound compilation and see what the jurors felt was truly the best of the best." - Cindy Edelstein - Jewelers Resource Bureau

"This is the most beautiful jewelry book to date from Lark Books and a must for EVERYONE interested in contemporary jewelry. The range of jewelry goes from traditional gold and diamonds to irreverent plastic, crotchet and found materials. No matter your inclination or interest, you will find examples that will excite your passion about jewelry." - Harriete Estel Berman on Crafthaus "Along with photographs of the 500 pieces selected for this book, the (80) jurors describe, comment, and critique jewelry pieces throughout. This is a huge undertaking, including 420 pages -- a monster volume of work. It is a collectible book full of collectible jewelry designs from big name artists from around the world: Shihoko Amano, Karl Fritsch, Giovanni Corvaja, and Peg Fetter, just to name a very small number of the many artists presented. Final thoughts: The hard-cover book is gorgeous! It is packed full of inspirational, contemporary, and cutting-edge jewelry on a grand scale ... with a variety of m

"Dazzles with magnificent works created by an array of international artisans utilizing traditional precious metals and gems as well as such nontraditional materials as fabric, feathers, wire, paper, plastic, rubber, wood, leather, and even vegetables. The overall layout is clean and crisp, with the jewelry as the focus. VERDICT: This breathtaking compilation of outstanding and one-of-a-kind jewelry is recommended for individuals interested in creative art design and jewelry." - Library Journal ""Among the most inspirational sources of jewelry design ... the best of the
best." - Bead&Button, December 2011 issue "Along with photographs of the 500 pieces selected for this book, the (80) jurors describe, comment, and critique jewelry pieces throughout. This is a huge undertaking, including 420 pages -- a monster volume of work. It is a collectible book full of collectible jewelry designs from big name artists from around the world: Shihoko Amano, Karl Fritsch, Giovanni Corvaja, and Peg

"The most beautiful jewelry book to date from Lark Books and a must for everyone interested in contemporary jewelry." - Harriete Estel Berman
"A fantastic compilation -- truly the best of the best." - Cindy Edelstein "A jewelry museum at your fingertips." - Sig Wynne-Evans
"Visually stunning ... (with) page after page of provocative work. And while all of that artistry is enough to feed the creative spirit, the thoughtfulness of experts who reflect on the best of jewelry in the past 10 years is even more compelling." - Charlene Sevier
"A monster volume of work -- a collectible book full of collectible jewelry designs from big name artists from around the world: Shihoko Amano, Karl Fritsch, Giovanni Corvaja, and Peg Fetter, just to name a very small number of the many artists presented. The book is gorgeous! It is packed full of inspirational, contemporary, and cutting-edge jewelry on a grand scale with a variety of materials and aesthetic perspectives." - About.com Jewelry Ma

"For anyone who has a love of beautiful, unique and amazing contemporary jewelry, this is the book for you. Each stunning photograph showcases the amazing talents of a wide range of artists using conventional and not so conventional materials. Whether you are an amateur or an artisan, you can't help but delight in the craftsmanship and individuality of every piece shown.... This book will truly inspire you to push your boundaries, elevate your goals, and maybe even try something new." --Chicago Metal Arts Guild blog
The most beautiful jewelry book to date from Lark Books and a must for everyone interested in contemporary jewelry. - Harriete Estel Berman
A fantastic compilation -- truly the best of the best. - Cindy Edelstein A jewelry museum at your fingertips. - Sig Wynne-Evans
Visually stunning (with) page after page of provocative work. And while all of that artistry is enough to feed the creative spirit, the thoughtfulness of experts who reflect on the best of jewelry in the past 10 years is even more compelling. - Charlene Sevier0000 A monster volume of work -- a collectible book full of collectible jewelry designs from big name artists from around the world: Shihoko Amano, Karl Fritsch, Giovanni Corvaja, and Peg Fetter, just to name a very small number of the many artists presented. The book is gorgeous! It is packed full of inspirational, contemporary, and cutting-edge jewelry on a grand scale with a variety of materials and aesthetic perspectives. - About.com Jewelry Making
Among the most inspirational sources of jewelry design ... the best of the best. - Bead&Button Eclectic, amazing, and truly bizarre pieces have been hallmarks of the jewelry in Lark's 500 Series titles published over the past ten years. This volume dazzles with magnificent works created by an array of international artisans utilizing traditional precious metals and gems as well as such nontraditional materials as fabric, feathers, wire, paper, plastic, rubber, wood, leather, and even vegetables. The overall layout is clean and crisp, with the jewelry as the focus. This breathtaking compilation of outstanding and one-of-a-kind jewelry is recommended for individuals interested in creative art design and jewelry. - Library Journal
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About the Author:

Marthe Le Van has written, edited, juried, or curated more than 40 books. She was the editor for all the jewelry publications in Lark's popular 500 Series, the juror for 500 Wedding Rings, and the curator for Masters: Gold. Marthe is a member of the Art Jewelry Forum and the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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