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Jean Després : jeweler, maker and designer of the machine age

Author: Melissa Gabardi; Musée des arts décoratifs (France); Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.
Publisher: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on an Art Deco jewelry designer whose name has come to stand for the most dynamic of 20th-century styles - Jean Despres. This book reproduces many of his designs and drawings, showing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gabardi, Melissa.
Jean Després.
London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2009
(OCoLC)619210734
Named Person: Jean Després; Jean Després; Jean Despres; Jean Després; Jean (Künstler) Després
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Gabardi; Musée des arts décoratifs (France); Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture.
ISBN: 9780500514788 050051478X
OCLC Number: 317748555
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 19 March-12 July 2009, and The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 28 January-18 April 2010.
Description: 247 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Jean Després and the age of art deco --
A life on show --
The first creations --
A partnership with Étienne Cournault --
The early 1930s --
The late 1930s --
Difficult times --
The post-war period --
The jewelry designer --
Rings --
Necklaces and pendants --
Brooches and earrings --
Bracelets --
Men's jewelry --
Silverware and metalwork --
Pewter --
Silverware --
Sports trophies --
Sacred art --
Slipcases for art books.
Responsibility: Melissa Gabardi.

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The 234 high-quality color illustrations are interspersed with another 100 black-and-white images of Despres in his studio and some of the original images from catalogs and exhibitions.... This will Read more...

 
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