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Description - Brooches by Lori Ettinger Gross

Brooches: Timeless Adornment is the first book on the subject of vintage and contemporary pins and brooches. Beginning with an illustrated history of how this jewelry form has evolved--from Roman fibulae to scatter pins and starbursts--this gorgeously illustrated volume presents more than 175 of the best examples of fine, costume, and artisan jewelry made by top designers, among them Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Georg Jensen, and Ted Muehling. Fashion stylists, celebrity collectors, and jewelry experts share their enthusiasm for the brooch and offer their ideas on how to accessorize with favorite pieces. These dazzling photographs show the jewelry as adornments to stunning jackets, dresses, and coats, and demonstrate how this piece has become a fabulous style statement. Practical information about storing, cleaning, and repair complete this indispensable resource for jewelry fans.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780847831432
ISBN-10: 0847831434
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 235mm x 24mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Rizzoli International Publications
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lori Ettinger Gross

Lori Ettlinger Gross is a leading jewelry historian and the estate jewelry editor for The Rapaport Diamond Report. She has written for such publications as the New York Times, Palm Beach Illustrated, and Variety, and has a weblog, which has been picked up by popular fashion websites. Photographer David Behl specializes in masterful still-life photography for books, magazines, and catalogues. He is a top photographer of jewelry whose many books include Hollywood Jewels: Movies, Jewelry, Stars, and Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design.