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Verdura: The Life and Work of a Master Jeweler Hardcover – December 1, 2002

4.8 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Every twentieth-century society name, from Coco Chanel to Babe Paley, is mentioned at least once in this meticulous biography of Sicilian jeweler Fulco Santostefano della Cerda, duke of Verdura. Art historian Corbett relishes details, including long descriptions of Fulco's work and play in New York, Paris, Venice, and Hollywood. Augmenting the prose are exquisite color photographs of his creations, reproductions of his drawings and miniature paintings, and illustrations of his art as shown in fashion magazines and by famous photographers. Yet this is not simply a litany of a life; Corbett spotlights Fulco's friendships, family, and personality without commentary or judgment. Plus, she factualizes a life and a name that previously were only a legend and a coveted signature. A wonderful evocation of long-gone elegance and art. Barbara Jacobs
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"America's Crown Jeweler."-The New York Times
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First edition (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810935295
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810935297
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1 x 12.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By M. Tavorath on March 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book has not only wonderful pictures but also incredible biography of Verdura -- highly recommend it.
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Filled with amazing pieces of art jewelry. It's practically impossible for the average person to own one of these pieces, but we can all have and enjoy the photos. Highly recommend this book to any lover of art or jewelry.
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highly recommended yummy book full of pieces I will never see in my lifetime..I am not a designer. I just love the art. The photos are great
....actually a very good read but at times you have to wade thru detail about other people as it does get a little heavy on the whos-who info of designers life
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This is a wonderfully written and illistrated account of an incredible person. I found the detail fascinating and the pictures amazing! A great addition to your wardrobe of books on REAL jewelry.
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This is one of the most beautiful books on jewelery that I have, l love it!
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If you are into jewelry this is a must for anyone's library. I don't much like the Verdura designs but the pictures are extraordinarily beautiful
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