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For 150 years, the great firm of Cartier has been
transforming precious gemstones into brilliant finery for royal courts and
Triumphs of the Jeweller's Art
Franco Cologni, Eric Nussbaum
It is difficult to tell whether
"Cartier" or "Tiffany" invokes the most awe.
way, all of the photographs, illustrations, designs, and sketches in this
oversize book will inspire, amaze, even strike dumb any and all readers.
Cologni and Nussbaum, both Cartier employees, have compiled visual
evidence of the strength and beauty of platinum, a precious metal once
scorned as a lesser form of silver.
Though, naturally, all items emanate
from the company's seemingly limitless archives, the information provided
is without commercial boundaries; everything you ever wanted to know about
platinum -- history, mining, other uses, little-known statistics, and notes
of famous folks and near celebrities -- is included. A companion to three
previous volumes on things Cartier: jewelry, accessories and objects, and
watches. Barbara Jacobs
sumptuous volume surveys spectacular creations from the first four decades
of the 20th century, when the renowned Paris-based firm known as Cartier
expanded to London and New York.
Specially taken photographs present a
breathtaking array of necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and rings, as well
as cigarette cases, clocks, and objets d'art.
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