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As opulent as the treasures it celebrates, this lavish volume presents Cartier's timeless designs worn by some of the twentieth century's most legendary figures. It's been one hundred years since the House of Cartier opened its doors on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Since then the luxury jeweler has been creating exquisite brooches, bracelets, tiaras, timepieces, and other items including scent bottles, so-called mystery clocks, and handbags many of them specially commissioned by their illustrious patrons.

About the Author

MARTIN CHAPMAN is curator of European decorative arts and sculpture at Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA, and was formerly curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA. A prolific writer on the decorative arts, Chapman has lectured widely in England, Europe and the United States.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel; First Edition edition (January 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791350153
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791350158
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #827,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Considering how many books there are out there on Cartier, this one is spectacular! Why? Because it gives you enough information to actually want to read without too much information that ends up overwhelming you and losing your interest. The cover is BEAUTIFUL! You will be proud to have this on your coffee table as I do! Such a pretty cover! Full of little anecdotes, great vintage photographs, and very detailed product shot. The jewelry is brought to life in glorious detail! Meet all the famous people in the Cartier family from Pierre Cartier to Grace Kelly, Maria Felix, and Elizabeth Taylor!
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An excellent book on the always exceptional Cartier work. This time some pieces, like the sapphire or amethyst necklaces of Marjorie Merriweather Post and the ruby clips of Princess Grace of Monaco, shown at their best. Highly recommendable to anyone interested in fine jewelry and history.
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Any Cartier admirer MUST own this catalog.

It is exactly what you want it to be, and then some. All the images are in HQ and full detail. It is a collection made of the best which Cartier has to offer, throughout its glorious history and heritage.

Love cruising this collection.
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I'll keep this sweet and short. This is an amazing book showing stunning photos of some of Cartier's most exquisite jewelry. The text is concise but gives enough information about the objects displayed and the famous people who owned them. I highly recommend this beautiful book for jewelry fans and all those who appreciate fine books. Worth every penny and looks so elegant on any coffee-table.
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One of the most enjoyable in my expanding collection of books on the world's best jewelry houses. On a recent trip to New York I had a chance to see Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection and her Cartier pieces were magnificant. Cartier and America contains exceptional quality photographs and the stories behind these masterpieces are a pleasure to read. Bravo!
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Saw this exhibition in San Fransciso then went to the store in New York! So I had to have the book and it's beautiful!
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the book was every thing I was looking for in a dreamwishing jewelry book
Cartier is famous for their creations and the book shows why.
Beautiful color pictures. I would never get to see any of his creations,
but I feel like I have now, Thank you
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Wow!! Makes you want to run up and see the exhibit in San Francisco. Excellent photographs and narrative cast a spotlight on one of the world's most famous jewelers. Points out details in design that make Cartier so special. Must-have reference for Cartier and is a great adjunct to the Nadelhoffer book.
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