Discipline: jewelry history

Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective

What is contemporary jewelry? What is the background of the medium, and how does it stand now and possibly in the future? “Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective” examines the field with abundant photographs and thought-provoking insights. Featuring some of the most notable jewelry writers and other contributors from around the world—as well as hundreds of striking …

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Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography

The Museum of Arts and Design presented “Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography” in 2014. This groundbreaking exhibition was the first to examine the union of contemporary jewelry and the photographic image. The exhibition and its accompanying catalog demonstrated the creative possibilities that result from hybrid practices. Photography and jewelry each have their own histories, technical …

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Go For Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art

This text explores how theoretical concepts of opulence and excess are explored in contemporary art, especially jewelry. Images of several exhibited works are included. Focusing on artists from the United States and Western Europe, it offers a Western-based interdisciplinary perspective for thinking about what “baroque” could mean in a modern context. Jewelry forms the basis …

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