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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press; Second Edition edition (December 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789209454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789209450
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 10 x 13.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,234,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

New photography and archival pictures trace the progression of the Bulgari style, a distinctive look that has captivated royalty and movie stars, among other celebrities, for more than a century. Since its start in Rome in 1884--and throughout the years of expansion when shops opened from Los Angeles to New York and Madrid to Hong Kong--the Bulgari firm has launched influential trends and revivals in jewelry design. Bulgari is famous for the mixing of colorful semiprecious stones with diamonds; the mounting of ancient coins in gold jewelry; and the creation of easy-to-wear everyday pieces made with precious gems. These and other Bulgari fashions have sparked countless imitations by other jewelers, imitations that can never rival the polish and flair of the original pieces.

Initially published in 1996 as the first-ever book on Bulgari, this elegant volume delighted Bulgari enthusiasts and those interested in fashion and jewelry design. The need for an updated history of Italy's most renowned jeweler was prompted by newly discovered historical material, recently launched Bulgari collections, and a great demand for the book.

This revised edition, featuring several new chapters, presents the achievements and developments of Bulgari in the past decade, including design trends in jewelry and watches. Here also are new lines of luxury fashion accessories as well as the distinctive architecture and interior design of Bulgari stores and hotels. It is these latest accomplishments, exquisitely portrayed in this new edition, which have made Bulgari one of the most important luxury brands of the new millennium.

About the Author

Amanda Triossi and Daniela Mascetti are jewelry experts at Sotheby's London and the authors of several books on jewelry, including Earrings: From Antiquity to the Present.

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A must-have book for any jewelry lover.
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Bulgari Great book beautifully illustrated with great photography of their products.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on March 5, 2008
Any college-level art library strong in jewelry history needs BULGARI: a lavish, oversized and powerful collection of color photos and archival pictures that trace the unique Bulgari style which was born in Rome in 1884. The book first appeared in 1996: its updated edition represents an extensive revision and reflects newly-discovered historical material and historical facts on the Bulgari firm, making it a top pick.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 26, 2008
I was pleasently surprised when I recieved this book. When I looked over the discription of the book I thought I'd enjoy it but didn't know just how much until it came. The images are beautiful, full color and the discriptions are well done. This book gives a great overview of the design house Bulgari. I would recommind this book to anyone interested in learning about Bulgari or if you are just a lover of beautiful jewelry.
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By K. Bush on April 5, 2008
What a beautiful book. I appreciated the jewellery before but this book is a lovely way to see how it is made, the desiging and the creating stages. The photographs alone make it a worthwhile investment. As a jewellery appreciator, I think it's a wonderful addition to my library. I don't get to see these pieces up close so this is a wonderful way to expand apreciation and understanding of jewellery.
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By Judi on January 17, 2013
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I was so happy with this book, it more than met my expectations. Beautiful jewellery beautifully photographed, a real feast for the eyes. The narration I also found really interesting, history and ingenuity colliding to make some of the most beautiful jewels ever made. So glad I made the purchase.
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By anonymous on May 10, 2012
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see my comment on the most helpful review. it is a great book. I also bought Cartier by Hans Nadelhoffer. It cannot be compared to this book.
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