DECORATIVE ARTS, JEWELRY, CERAMICS, TEXTILES

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Hardcover, 8.75 x 11 in. / 304 pgs / 350 color.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rijksmuseum, 06/28/18–09/16/18

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Kwab

Ornament as Art in the Age of Rembrandt

Text by Reinier Baarssen.

The 17th-century auricular or lobate style—Kwabstijl, in Dutch—is one of the most important and remarkable Dutch contributions to the decorative arts in Europe.

Soft, smooth, undulating masses that resemble the curvature of the cartilage of the human ear give this curious style its name. Its forms, rendered in delicately hammered silver and gold, are strikingly modern, suspended between human anatomy and the materiality of slugs or mollusks. The "Kwab" of this fascinating book's title refers to the quivering, blubbery mass of animal tissue and aquatic plants.

Kwab: Ornament as Art in the Age of Rembrandt traces the history and meaning of the auricular style, with its fabulous, organic shapes, from the work of the goldsmith Paulus van Vianen at the court of Rudolf II in Prague to that of his brother Adam in Utrecht and Johannes Lutma in Amsterdam. Their masterpieces were admired as high art by Rembrandt and his pupils, who produced auricular designs themselves. The style migrated from silver and goldsmithing to architectural ornament, interior decoration and the decorative arts.

Designed by Irma Boom and written by Reinier Baarsen, Senior Curator of European Furniture at the Rijksmuseum, Kwab tells the fascinating story of this unique abstract decorative form through silver and gold masterworks, design drawings and prints, paintings by Rembrandt, furnishings and Cuir de Cordoue gold leather wall coverings.


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ETTORE SOTTSASS: METAPHORS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884913258
USD $19.99
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Pub Date: 5/1/2003
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The Art of Silver Jewellery

THE ART OF SILVER JEWELLERY

By Rene Van Der Star.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876243837
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 4/4/2006
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Fulvio Bianconi at Venini

FULVIO BIANCONI AT VENINI

Edited by Marino Barovier, Carla Sonego.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857230085
USD $80.00
| CAN $100

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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Tomaso Buzzi At Venini

TOMASO BUZZI AT VENINI

Edited by Marino Barovierr.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222479
USD $90.00
| CAN $115

Pub Date: 4/21/2015
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Twentieth-Century Jewellery

TWENTIETH-CENTURY JEWELLERY

By Alba Cappellieri.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861305328
USD $85.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 10/12/2010
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Paolo Venini and His Furnace

PAOLO VENINI AND HIS FURNACE

By Marino Barovier, Carla Sonego.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857233543
USD $85.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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Joris Laarman: Lab

JORIS LAARMAN: LAB

Edited by Anita Star. Text by Andrea Lipps, Sarah Schleuning, Cindi Strauss, Mark Wilson.

AUGUST EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781947359000
USD $60.00
| CAN $85 UK £ 53

Pub Date: 1/10/2017
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The Master's Touch

THE MASTER'S TOUCH

Text by Alberto Cavalli.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831724340
USD $35.00
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Pub Date: 2/20/2018
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Panerai

PANERAI

Foreword by Angelo Bonati. Text by Giampiero Negretti, Philippe Daverio, Paolo Galluzzi, Simon de Burton.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831720748
USD $80.00
| CAN $110 UK £ 71

Pub Date: 9/15/2015
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Lino Tagliapietra: Glasswork

LINO TAGLIAPIETRA: GLASSWORK

Text by Lino Tagliapietra.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831725477
USD $90.00
| CAN $125 UK £ 80

Pub Date: 3/28/2017
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In Praise of Hands

IN PRAISE OF HANDS

Text by Franco Cologni. Photographs by Patrick Gries, Francesco Cito.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831714860
USD $90.00
| CAN $125 UK £ 80

Pub Date: 9/10/2013
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In Grimani

IN GRIMANI

Edited by Giulio Manieri Elia, Ritsue Mishima, Ana Milijanovic.

MARSILIO EDITORI

ISBN: 9788831716475
USD $36.00
| CAN $49.95 UK £ 32

Pub Date: 8/13/2013
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