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Jean Despres: Jeweler, Maker, and Designer of the Machine Age Hardcover – September 7, 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; First Edition edition (September 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050051478X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500514788
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 0.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #927,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The 234 high-quality color illustrations are interspersed with another 100 black-and-white images of Després in his studio and some of the original images from catalogs and exhibitions.... This will be appealing to artists and collectors equally for the visual material, while the text will be valuable for historians of art and design.” (Library Journal)

“Lavishly illustrated…. Boasts a number of original photographs” (France)

“Anyone with an interest in jewelry history will appreciate this book.” (The Jewelry Appraise)

About the Author

Melissa Gabardi is a historian of the decorative arts and a specialist in twentieth-century jewelry. She lives in Milan.

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If you're a fan of Art Deco design, you owe it to yourself to get this gorgeous book. Packed with beautiful photos of Despres' work, images of his design sketches, and fascinating period photos -I'm not sure I wouldn't have paid twice as much for this book. I'd give it 6 stars if that was an option...
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By Mark B. on September 13, 2014
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An Under-appreciated Genius!
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