Review Type: Book Review

Fabulously Ordinary

Lyle Reimer, Lyle XOX: Head of Design. New York: Rizzoli, 2019. Let’s push the conversation about art jewelry by looking at a makeup artist from the drag and fashion world who photographs himself while wearing trash on his head, shall we? Lyle Reimer’s fantastic assemblages, captured with formal portrait photography, are collected in Rizzoli’s stunning …

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Cast

Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling, Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2017. ISBN: 9780764353383 Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process, the book by Jen Townsend and Renée Zettle-Sterling, is an impressive achievement—not only through its sheer physical appearance, big and thick, with more than …

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Can it Walk? Jewelry as Spatial Process gets tested

Elisabeth Holder and Gabi Schillig (eds.), Schmuck als urbaner Prozess. Artistic Interventions in Urban Space. Documentation of a Research Project (Tübingen: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, 2015). Bilingual German / English. ISBN 978 3 8030 0784 1 With texts and contributions by: Susanne Anna, Jacqui Chan, Willi Dorner, Karsten M. Drohsel, Elisabeth Holder, Barbara Maas, Yuka Oyama, …

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Baroque Pleasures

Tanel Veenre, Handful. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2015. ISBN: 978-3-89790-436-1 Book cover: Handful, Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2015, photo: Benjamin Lignel. It must be brave for an artist to author a book about their work. Writing seems ancillary to the core occupation of producing work. The act might appear self-congratulatory, unfair on the reader who cannot access, touch, much …

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Signs of Life

Lin Cheung, Tomfoolery: Objects & Jewellery. London: Tomfoolery Publishing UK, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9572988-0-4    For those not well versed in the artful linguistic gymnastics of London’s East End, tomfoolery is Cockney rhyming slang for jewellery. It is also defined in the dictionary as foolish behavior, utter nonsense, rubbish, and it is in the space between these …

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Across the Ditch

Damian Skinner and Kevin Murray, Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand. Auckland: David Bateman Ltd, 2014. ISBN: 0824846877    After seven years of collaborative research, Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand is now published, written by Damian Skinner from Aotearoa New …

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Contemporary Jewellers: Interviews with European Artists

Roberta Bernabei. Contemporary Jewellers: Interviews with European Artists. Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2011. Bernabei begins with a historical overview of European jewelry from the Middle Ages to the present day. All too often, the studio art movement is touted as the father of the studio jewelry movement, leaving students with little sense of the origins of …

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