art as jewellery...

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I normally write about books as Christmas gifts.

So this post is either very late or very very early.

It matters not a jot, when the book is as wonderful as this.

Art As Jewellery, by Louisa Guinness, is published by ACC Art Books and is a new visually stunning book that explores jewellery made by the titans of twentieth and twenty-first century art from Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, through to Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry.

All of the jewellery in the book is made entirely by artists

The book which is 336 pages of divine inspiration is published by ACC Art Books. They are a world leader in luxury publishing  focusing on art, architecture, music, pop culture and style. All of our favourite things...

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By using contemporary pictures, Art as Jewellery develops a chronological timeline of jewellery presentation. Its pages are home to a variety of design sketches and photographs. Some were shot by renowned 20th century photographers, such as Ugo Mulas and Antonia Mulas, while others have been buried in archives for decades, unseen since the '60s. Modern works have also been given model treatment by top photographer Alexander English, making this book from ACC Publishing a glamorous blend of new and classic jewellery art.

Over 336 pages of divine inspiration for only $75. You can't argue with that...

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This Niki de Saint Phalle necklace reminds me that I am well overdue for a visit to Glasgow's GOMA where her work glitters above the entrance and inside.

Queen Marie