2nd volume of a trilogy published with the Musée des Arts décoratifs, highlighting the jewels of the Galerie des Bijoux, of which L’ÉCOLE is a partner.
This volume deals more particularly with the theme of fauna in the history of jewelry. The animal kingdom has been a source of inspiration for jewelers since the days of antiquity. Chosen for their symbolism, beauty, or personality, a whole menagerie of creatures has been depicted in gemstones and precious metals, ranging from fantastical dragons, griffins, and sphinxes to wild beasts such as boars and big cats, to the delicate forms of birds, fish, and even insects. The 130 pieces in this book have been specially selected from the magnificent jewelry collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Authors: Patrick Mauriès, writer, journalist and publisher & Evelyne Possémé, chief curator at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
Editor: Thames & Hudson / L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts
Publishing date: September 2017
128 pages, 110 illustrations
Available in English and in French