Medusa : jewellery & taboos (Book, 2017) []
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Genre/Form: exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Dressen; Michèle Heuzé-Joanno; Benjamin Lignel; Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris,
ISBN: 9782759603749 2759603741 9782759693740 2759693740
OCLC Number: 1002045763
Notes: "By bringing together more than four hundred diverse objects, a confrontation of every kind of aesthetic and material, presenting the works of designers, artists, and unknown makers, the exhibition explores the multiple roles of jewellery through eras, cultures and fashions. It recalls that beyond its decorative functions, jewellery has many other functions : social, identity defining, religious and even sentimental. This exhibition aims to deconstruct the preconceived ideas associated with jewellery, thereby raising many questions, notably about its place in gender relations and analysing its role as a social marker. Medusa also examines jewellery's status, at the crossroads of art, craft and industry, thus asking an essential question : if pieces of jewellery are often considered as objets d'art, can they be considered as artworks?"--Foreword.
"This catalogue has been published thanks to the generous contribution of L'École, the School of Jewelry Arts."
Description: 177 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Other Titles: Medusa, bijoux et tabous.
Medusa, jewelry & taboos
Medusa, jewellery and taboos
Responsibility: edited by Anne Dressen, Michèle Heuzé and Benjamin Lignel.


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