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Maker and Muse

Maker and Muse

Maker and Muse


Karlin, Zorn Elyse. Maker and Muse

Cl. Monacelli 2015

Book ID: 98128

A new perspective on womans role in the world of art jewelry at the turn of the twentieth centuryÑfrom Art Nouveau in France and the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain, to Jugendstil in Germany and Austria, Louis Comfort Tiffany in New York, and American Arts and Crafts in Chicago and the most extensive survey to date of the sheer diversity and beauty of art jewelry during this period. Accompanying a groundbreaking exhibition at The Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago, this lavishly illustrated catalog showcases nearly two hundred stunning pieces from the Driehaus Collection and prominent national collections, many of which have never been seen by the public. Women were not only the intended wearers of art jewelry during the early twentieth century, but also an essential part of its creation. Their workboldly artistic, exquisitely detailed, hand wrought, and inspired by nature is now widely sought after by collectors and museums alike. From the worlds first independent female jewelry makers, to the woman as artistic motif, this jewelry reflected rapid changes in definitions of femininity and social norms.

256 pp.