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Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels Hardcover – May 31, 2011


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (May 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0910503850
  • ISBN-13: 978-0910503853
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9.5 x 12.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #998,734 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a beautiful book and highly recommended to all fans of jewelry and fine books.
Lilly Ford
I saw this exhibit while in New York, and this book makes the jewelry look even more beautiful.
John Grant
I saw the exhibition and this wonderful book remembers to me the masterpieces I've seen.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By M. Hyman VINE VOICE on April 29, 2011
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This book traces the incredible craftsmenship of Van Cleef and Arpels, showing off a broad set of amazingly stunning jewelry. You'll see sketches of works, the works themselves, and learn about how they were made (including the incredibly complex and beautiful mystery settings), and some of the people such as Princess Grace and Elizabeth Taylor that wore them.

The book is filled with excellent plates that really give a sense of the jewelry.

It relates to a show on exhibit in New York in early 2011, which is also well worth seeing.

Large, heavy and great pictures. Definitely a good book if you are interested in fantastic high end jewelry. And if you can't quite afford things such as a 75ct yellow diamond pendant, this is perhaps the next best thing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Harger on January 13, 2013
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Went to the exhibit in NY and it was really badly designed. Hard to see the objects. I bought this book to get a better idea of the history of the pieces and they did a wonderful job here. A brilliant look into one of the worlds most famous jewelry designers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By labizz on May 8, 2012
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I saw this exhibit at Cooper Hewitt in New York and the book is a wonderful memento. Fabulous jewels....I love the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Low on May 3, 2012
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wonderful book on VC & A creations with quality pictures inside. one of a kind for those interested in VC & A jewelry
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If you are a fan of high-end jewelry, this is a must. VC&A set the tone of what was fashionable for countess decades creating ever so beautiful new styles and techniques which revolutionized and forever changed the art of jewelry making. This is a very thorough book on the history of one of most impressive jewelry makers and how and why VC&A was able to withstand the test of time and taste. The photographs are exquisite and there is also plenty of photographs of original designs in charcoal and gouache straight from the VC&A archives, as well as some of their most famous and glamorous clients wearing their VC&A pieces. Excellent!
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