Cartier and America

Cartier and America

Hardback (01 Dec 2009) | English

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As opulent as the treasures it celebrates, this lavish volume presents Cartier's timeless designs worn by some of the twentieth century's most legendary figures. It's been one hundred years since the House of Cartier opened its doors on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Since then the luxury jeweller has been creating exquisite brooches, bracelets, tiaras, timepieces and other objects - including scent bottles, so-called mystery clocks, and handbags -- many of them specially commissioned by their illustrious patrons. Readers will see Gloria Swanson's bracelet from Sunset Boulevard, Douglas Fairbanks' elegant watch, the Duchess of Windsor's panther brooch, and Grace Kelly's 10.47-carat diamond engagement ring, as well as items owned by Marion Davies, Vivien Leigh, Barbara Hutton, and Elizabeth Taylor. Author Martin Chapman offers an in-depth exploration of how Cartier conquered America, from its European birth in 1847 to its arrival on the other side of the Atlantic and from its whimsical Art Deco creations to the red carpet prominence that linked the name Cartier with fame, wealth and exclusivity.In addition to stunning colour images of each object, the book features photographs of stars and heiresses wearing their Cartier jewellery from Manhattan to Hollywood A beautiful volume for fashion aficionados, this treasure trove of jewellery is a tribute to Cartier's ingenuity and unmatched craftsmanship.

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Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791350158
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 739.27
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 1328g
Height: 278mm
Width: 253mm
Spine width: 21mm