Hardcover: 280 pages
Publisher: Editions Xavier Barral (July 31, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.2 x 13.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,290,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #429 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Jewelry #1164 in Books > Arts & Photography > Fashion > History #1419 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Jewelry & Beadwork > Jewelry
This is a beautiful exhibition catalog showing hundreds of beautiful VCA pieces. The objects illustrated show a wide selection of jewelry since the early 20th century till today, there are also some elegant modern timepieces.The text is brief and consists mainly of a couple of short chapters discussing some of the sources of inspiration influencing the illustrated collections. Also, each photo has captions documenting the materials used and the date of each piece. The photos here are the main attraction and the book is loaded with a spectacular collection of large fully colored photos revealing the beauty and immaculate craftsmanship of each piece. All the pieces are photographed against a black background and printed on high-quality paper.The overall quality of the book is remarkable and it would make a great addition to any fine jewelry and fashion collections.
Not The Best Van Cleef & Arpels Book Available e .....Unless you want to see photographs of purses, brooches, and watches - there aren't many big, spectacular pieces here. Most of the photographs are rather distant. There are a few gorgeous necklaces here and there. The best photographs and most stunning pieces are in the other big book by Vincent ?, showing the collections of aristocrats and multi-millionaires who accumulated major VC&A collectors.
This is the best VCA book so far.i have few of their books ,but this one is exeptional.The quality of the photography much better than the previous books also the pieces are more interesting.If you like jewelry than you must have this book.You will not regret.
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Begins with beautiful jeweler renditions and original photographs (with a small amount of description), and then has beautiful black-background studio photograph of each piece of jewelry. It seems to have come from an exhibit in China, but it's printed in English. Predominately made up of color photographs - and they are beautiful.
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