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Yewn: Contemporary Art Jewels and the Silk Road Juliet de la Rochefoucauld, Dickson Yewn Acc Art Books, 2023
A detailed study of contemporary artist and jewelry creator, Dickson Yewn, one of the most important pioneers in bringing Han Chinese culture back into the modern and contemporary jewelry world of today. This book focuses on Yewn's inspirations, influences and the integral place of Han Chinese culture in his work.
His contemporary jewelry is a crystallization of thousands of years of Chinese material history. Square rings rub shoulders with antique porcelain forms, shapes taken from Ming furniture and the geometric latticework found in Chinese architecture. Yewn focuses on these traditional Chinese motifs, but also understands the significance of different materials. Wood, one of the five elements in Chinese philosophy, is present in most of his collections. To wear a contemporary jewel by Dickson Yewn is to delve back into China's works of art and its history, blended with a contemporary twist.
Text by Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld, renowned jewelry historian, and layout by artistic and creative director Dickson Yewn.
English - 280 Pages - 29 x 29 cm - 2,1 Kg ISBN: 9781788841092