Publication Year: 2016

The jewel 3.0: From Function to the User Experience

“Il gioiello 3.0: dalla funzione all’User Experience” (The jewel 3.0: From Function to the User Experience) is a PhD thesis by Roberto Zanon. It focuses on the functional jewel with special attention to interaction design referencing wearable technologies, the development and application of industrial technologies, the cycle from discovery to market, interdisciplinary research, and innovation. …

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Out of This World

Published by The Scottish Gallery to coincide with the exhibition “Out of This World,” held August–September 2016.

Julie Blyfield: Panorama

Julie Blyfield’s work is inspired by the botanical landscape in Australia. She interprets this in metal using the techniques of raising and chasing. Blyfield enjoys exploring and collecting plant specimens from the rich and diverse environment her homeland offers, from places such as the Simpson Desert in the north of South Australia and further south …

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Glory bound. On wonder womans bracelets

An insight into the creation of comic book character Wonder Woman by William Moulton Marston, examining her ‘Magic Bracelets’ and their connections to feminism, oppression, liberation, and BDSM practices.

Glitz glamour and guys

A look at the tailor Nudie Cohn and his use of rhinestones to create opulent garments for clients such as Elvis and Liberace, successfully subverting gender norms while doing so.

Brosche or the jewelry without object of Manfred Nisslmüller

A case study of Austrian artist Manfred Nisslmüller’s work ‘Taschenrecorder’ (1984-1993, made in eight examples), highlighting the artist’s view of “jewelry as a disruption” using of critical, ironic, and subversive modes of art history.

Portfolio by Jewellery EM 2016

Ena Mulavdic and Ebrahim Mohammadian are jewelry designers and artists who work together on exceptional jewelry designs. They founded their jewelry studio, “Jewellery EM,” in 2016. Their work explores life in every single way–from birth to death, with all the love, hate, happiness, sadness, excitement, good, bad, care, prosperity, decline, lightness, darkness, and numerous other …

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Re: Halcyon Dream Catalogue

Excerpt from Shannon Stratton’s essay regarding Anna Lindsay MacDonald’s 2016 solo exhibition, Re: Halcyon Dream: “Anna Lindsay MacDonald’s work seems to resonate with Soulilliou’s theory of ornament, playing with the idea of appearance and disappearance in the face of technology. Her black and white palette recalls dazzle camouflage, but even more so, predicts a future …

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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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