From the Inside Flap
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.