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Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & ArpelsSet in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels
Arnold Scaasi: American CouturierArnold Scaasi: American Couturier
Imperishable BeautyImperishable Beauty
Artful AdornmentsArtful Adornments
Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey TaylorFashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor
High HeelsHigh Heels
Jewelry by ArtistsJewelry by Artists
Martin Parr: LuxuryMartin Parr: Luxury
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Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & ArpelsSet in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels

Published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Text by Sarah D. Coffin, Suzy Menkes, Ruth Peltason.

Since its opening on the place Vendôme in Paris in 1906, renowned jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels has played a leading role in setting style and design trends in luxury jewelry and in the development of the art of jewelry design. Van Cleef & Arpels pieces have been worn by such style icons as the Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor, and the company's prestige has spread throughout the globe, thanks to an unending list of prominent commissions issued by royal and imperial courts and the world's rich and famous. Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels explores the historical significance of the firm's contributions to jewelry design in the twentieth century, including the establishment of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York in 1939. The book features more than 350 of Van Cleef & Arpels' most celebrated works from museum and private collections worldwide, including jewels, timepieces, fashion accessories and objets d'art, focusing on those created exclusively for the American market. Six accessible essays accompanied by nearly 400 photographs, including previously unpublished design drawings from the Van Cleef & Arpels archives, examine the precious pieces through the lenses and themes of innovation, transformation, nature, exoticism, fashion and personalities.

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 350 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 36   

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Arnold Scaasi: American CouturierArnold Scaasi: American Couturier

Published by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Text by Pamela A. Parmal.

Barbra Streisand, Natalie Wood, Arlene Francis, Diahann Carroll, Joan Rivers, Mamie Eisenhower, Barbara Bush, Louise Nevelson... What these women have in common is that all were dressed by Scaasi. From his meteoric rise on Seventh Avenue in the late 1950s through his heyday in the boom decade of the 1980s, Arnold Scaasi has remained one of the most distinctive and successful designers in American fashion. With his signature combination of elegance, flamboyance, surprising colors and fabrics, and finely honed craftsmanship, Scaasi is both a bold American original and a couturier in the grand European tradition. Arnold Scaasi: American Couturier presents the best of Scaasi's fashions in a handsomely packaged, fluidly organized volume. Alongside sumptuous portraits of more than three dozen outfits, the book features numerous period photographs; sketches, notes and clippings from Scaasi's personal archives, most of them never before published; and interviews with Scaasi's famous clients, such as Joan Rivers, Mary Tyler Moore and Diahann Carroll, conducted specifically for this volume. A feast for fashion watchers and design aficionados alike, American Couturier contains all the glamour and thrill that for decades have been synonymous with the Scaasi label.

Arnold Scaasi (born 1931) apprenticed at the House of Paquin in Paris, before moving to New York to work with Charles James. In 1956 he began a ready-to-wear line; in 1968, he caught the eye of a worldwide audience when Barbra Streisand wore his overblouse and pants ensemble to collect her Academy Award for Funny Girl, making Scaasi a household name overnight.

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MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 8.5 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 173   

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Imperishable BeautyImperishable Beauty

Art Nouveau Jewelry

Published by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Text by Yvonne Markowitz, Elyse Z Karlin.

A new, imperishable beauty, was how the artist and architect Henry van de Velde described it. European Art Nouveau jewelry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries embraced a new aesthetic characterized by sensuous forms, dramatic imagery and vivid symbolism. Many of the designers associated with the movement sought their inspiration not in traditional jewelry, but in the work of the pre-Raphaelites and Impressionists and in the arts of Japan. Rejecting the rigid naturalism typical of European decorative arts, designers such as René Lalique and Henry van de Velde, and the artists of the German Jugenstil and Austrian Wiener Sezession movements, created ornaments that expressed the spirit and freedom of the era. These artists and designers adopted a free-flowing line and asymmetrical format that invigorated their work and set it apart, while their use of natural motifs and of the female form imbued their creations with energy, sensuality and dreamy mysticism. But underlying the undeniable exuberance of these works was a fin-de-sicle edginess that endows this period with inexhaustible fascination. With nearly 120 ornaments from a single private collection--the finest of its type in America--Imperishable Beauty features all of the major designers and jewelers from this groundbreaking era. Paintings, prints, posters and textiles fill out the presentation, making this book as rich and intoxicating as the aesthetic it portrays.

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MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOOK FORMAT
Hardback, 8.75 x 9.25 in. / 176 pgs / 160 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 41   

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Artful AdornmentsArtful Adornments

Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Published by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Text by Yvonne J. Markowitz.

This selection of highlights from one of the most comprehensive jewelry collections in the world ranges from ancient Eygptian amulets to necklaces inspired by Calder mobiles

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MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9 x 10 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 29   

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Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey TaylorFashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor

Published by Phoenix Art Museum.
Edited by Dennita Sewell.

A celebration of Ann Bonfoey Taylor’s extraordinary wardrobe of couture and custom-designed sporting ensembles

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Phoenix Art Museum

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.5 x 12 in. / 140 pgs / 130 color / 15 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 173   

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High HeelsHigh Heels

Fashion, Femininity & Seduction

Published by Goliga.
Edited by Ivan Vartanian. Text by Valerie Steele, Tim Blanks, Philip Delamore, Stella Bruzzi. Conversations with Manolo Blahnik, Nicholas Kirkwood, James Crump.

The high-heeled shoe conjures self-assured allure and erotic intoxication like no other item of women's wear. Just recently the high heel has undergone a massive resurgence in popularity, in part reinventing itself through an overt invoking of fetish, with which the heel has of course always had some relationship. Built around a selection of images of heels from contemporary photography, High Heels: Fashion, Femininity and Seduction explores the confluence of art, fashion and fetish in the cult of high heels swooping down the fashion show runways and city streets everywhere. Illustrated with works from photographers such as Guy Bourdin, Juergen Teller, Bettina Rheims, Marilyn Minter, Tim Walker, Steven Klein, David Lachapelle and Vanessa Beecroft, among many others, High Heels also includes several important texts: an essay by Valerie Steele on the industry forces behind high-heel design; Tim Blanks of Style.com interviews Manolo Blahnik and Nicholas Kirkwood; Philip Delamore describes the technological developments behind the extreme contours of recent shoe design; Stella Bruzzi on high heels, gender, and representation in film; and an introduction by Ivan Vartanian, in conversation with James Crump, discusses the high heel as a vehicle for discussing a fetish for photography in general. High Heels is a visual odyssey through the powerful ideas of beauty, danger and seduction that the high heel evokes.

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Goliga

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / 120 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 178   

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Jewelry by ArtistsJewelry by Artists

In the Studio, 1940-2000

Published by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Text by Kelly H. L'Ecuyer. Contributions by Michelle Tolini Finamore, Yvonne J. Markowitz, Gerald W. R. Ward.

An essential reference work for anyone creating, teaching or collecting in the field of studio jewelry today

PUBLISHER
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.5 x 10.25 in. / 280 pgs / 200 color / 20 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2010 p. 175   

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Martin Parr: LuxuryMartin Parr: Luxury

Published by Chris Boot.
Introduction by Paul Smith.

With photography, I like to create fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society's natural prejudice and giving it a twist, says British photographer Martin Parr, who is most known for his satirical images of the ostentatiously wealthy. Luxury is Parr's epitaph to the age of conspicuous consumption, with candid images of the fabulously wealthy on the international party circuit: champagne-fuelled lunches, horse races, Moscow's Millionaire Fair, the Dubai Art Fair and the Beijing Motor Show, to name a few locales. Both biting and affectionate, this series, which comprises 35 works created between 2003 and 2009, is part of the touring exhibition Parrworld. Documenting the trends, tastes and social mores of the bourgeoisie--diamond encrusted jewelry, pure breed puppies, racecars, endless canapés and empty champagne bottles--Parr succeeds in capturing the cliché-laden tedium of excess, while making the whole scene seem a little more human. "Parr's mobile perspective and viewpoint is that of a housefly;" critic Neal Brown writes, characterizing the photographer's style as "buzzing around people's heads, landing on the edges of their plates and food displays, and viewing everything as a fantastically enlarged, over-colored world upon which to masticate regurgitated vomit, and enjoyably shit." Exquisitely designed, this volume--with a padded, gilt-foiled mock-leather cover--is the perfect souvenir of the era before the bubble burst. Also featured is an introduction by leading fashion designer and Martin Parr fan, Paul Smith.

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Hardcover, 10 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 83 color.

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Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 29   

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22 Ways To Say Black22 Ways To Say Black

Published by Swarovski AG.

Until Coco Chanel came along, black was usually only worn by women on occasions of mourning; in the late nineteenth century, when worn outside such occasions, black clothing was even considered indecent (as instanced by the controversy attending John Singer Sargent's "Portrait of Madame X"). But in 1926, Chanel overturned centuries of convention by publishing a photograph in an issue of Vogue of a dress she had designed that came to be known as "the little black dress" (or "LBD"). Chanel's little black dress was cut simply, usually featured a short skirt, and was designed primarily for durability, affordability and versatility. An immediate hit with women from across the social spectrum, the popularity of the little black dress persisted even into the Great Depression, and for nearly a century it has continued to symbolize the modern woman, flourishing through every decade where most dresses would flounder (Vogue once described it as "Chanel's Model-T Ford"). Among the many celebrities who have made it a part of their personal style are Audrey Hepburn, Betty Boop, Wallis Simpson and Edith Piaf. Here, in celebration of this classic garment's enduring appeal, Swarovski AG has commissioned 22 of today's leading fashion designers, including Giorgio Armani, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Karan and Jean-Paul Gaultier, to design one little black dress apiece. All dresses will be sold at auction, at Phillip's New York gallery during Fashion Week Fall 2010. 22 Ways To Say Black pays homage to the legacy of Chanel's masterpiece, illustrating all 22 dresses in lavishly staged photographs. A limited quantity of this title is available.

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Swarovski AG

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 144 pgs / 70 color.

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Textile and Fashion ArtsTextile and Fashion Arts

MFA Highlights

Published by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Essays by Pamela A. Parmal, Lauren D. Whitley, Susan Ward, Alexandra B. Huff and Tiffany Webber-Hanchett.

A comprehensive introduction to fiber art and fashion from around the world

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MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 130 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 50   

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