Van Cleef & Arpels: Time, Nature and LoveRegular price SFr. 80.00 Sale price Save SFr. -80.00
This book presents the legendary jewelry and precious objects of Van Cleef & Arpels, and how they relate to time, nature and love. Time is a fundamental element for both creativity and craftsmanship. Time gives objects their shape; defines their style; determines their function, social utility, and the choice of materials and techniques; indicates origin; hones taste; and reveals context. Time is interpreted through eight values inspired by Italo Calvino's Lezioni Americane, or Six Memos for the Next Millennium, to honor the iconic pieces created by Van Cleef & Arpels over the years, from Art Deco masterpieces to the illustrious Zip necklace, gravity-defying Mystery Set, or celebrated Minaudières-some of the most important innovations in the history of 20th century jewelry-making.
English - 272 Pages - 25 cm x 3 cm x 32 cm - 2.1 Kg