Des Grands Moghols aux Maharadjas
Jades délicats, gemmes spectaculaires, somptueuses parures constellées de diamants, de rubis, d'émeraudes et de perles, dagues incrustées de joyaux, vaisselle et objets usuels ciselés d'or, ornés de pierres précieuses et d'émaux colorés, ce sont autant de pièces d'exception que présente ce catalogue. A travers cinq siècles d'histoire, cet art de la joaillerie, si central dans la culture indienne, propose à nos yeux éblouis des trésors de savoir-faire ancestraux, qui voient se conjuguer exubérance, opulence et raffinement. Ainsi nous est-il permis d'entrevoir ce que pouvait être la splendeur des cours mogholes et le fast des maharajahs, tandis que s'entrecroisent, en de subtils jeux d'inspiration, Orient et Occident, tradition et modernité des créations contemporaines.
Des Grands Moghols aux Maharajas
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Sarah Hue-Williams and Raymond Sancroft-Baker have spent decades working in the jewelry industry, from assessing historical gems to selling some of the most important, rare, and unusual pieces of jewelry ever to come on the market. ?In this book, they turn that experience into forty lavishly illustrated true stories from the world of gems and jewelry. Drawing from a wide range of periods, cultures, and countries, the authors take us behind the scenes, showing us the fascinating origins and secret histories of some unforgettable creations--and the lives of the people who desired and won them, loved and lost them. Even in a world of luxury, there's nothing quite so dramatic as a beautiful piece of finely crafted jewelry; the stories in this book remind us why.
Bejewelled Treasures from the Al Thani Collection
Published to accompany the V & A exhibition, 'Bejewelled Treasures: The Al-Thani Collection', 21 November 2015 to 28 March 2016. This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail, spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, drawn from a single private collection, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery. Highlights include a rare jewelled finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, Mughal jades and a stunningly carved dagger owned by Shah Tajan. Featuring 100 objects, this book examines the origins of these precious artefacts from the treasury of the Mughal emperors and the courts of Hindustan. The author also looks at the influence that India had on avantgarde European jewellery made by Cartier and other leading houses and concludes with contemporary pieces made by JAR (hailed as the Faberge of our times) and Viren Bhagat, which are inspired by a creative fusion of Mughal motifs and Art Deco 'Indian' designs. 00Exhibition: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK, (21.11.2015-28.03.2016).
Playboy Helmut Newton
Following Playboy's celebrated fiftieth anniversary Photographs and Cartoons comes an arresting retrospective of Helmut Newton, one of the 20th century's most influential photographers. Renowned for his carefully composed, almost cinematic shots, Newton's signature style makes for a dramatic counterpoint to the Playboy nudes known the world over. Collected between shimmering metallic covers are more than 150 color and black and white photographs. Here we see Newton's take on Playmates in Los Angeles, Nastassja Kinski playing out a fantasy with a doppelgnger doll, a Lolita-esque travelog, and more. With a foreword by Hugh M. Hefner, an introduction by celebrated writer Walter Abish, and an afterword by Playboy's director of photography for the past 30 years, Gary Cole, Playboy: Helmut Newton is the definitive book of Newton nudes.
Monet Water Lilies
A complete catalog of 210 paintings from private and public collections analyzes the master artist's contributions to the Impressionist art form, in a volume that links Monet's childhood passion for nature and drawing to his subsequent achievements with light.
The bronzes of Rodin
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Decorative Furnishings and Objets D Art in the Louvre from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette
"Over two hundred and fifty masterpieces from one of the most magnificent eras in the decorative arts are featured in this book, ranging from the splendors of courtly art under Louis XIV to the dazzling creations inspired first by Madame de Pompadour under Louis XV and then by Queen Marie-Antoinette under Louis XVI. A broad perspective on interior decoration, luxury goods, and the art market is offered through lavish furniture by the likes of André-Charles Boulle and Charles Cressent durine, the Régence, through extravagant dinner services, and through the magnificent porcelain and tapestries produced by the royal manufactories, constituting a "moment of perfection in French art at lasted until the Revolution. The Louvre's new rooms devoted to seventeenth; and eighteenth century decorative arts opened in May 2014. Some two thousand items are displayed in nearly twenty thousand square feet of exhibition space, representing one of the world's finest collections of furnishings and objets d'art from the reign of Louis XIV, through that of Louis XVI. The new galleries are organized chronologically and are punctuated by spectacular period rooms that recreate the magnificent wood-paneled interiors of lavish residences and princely palaces in eighteenth-century. These reconstitutions of a bygone period provide the setting for truly remarkable objets d'art from the Louvre's Department or Decorative Arts now placed in their original intellectual and material context, these items recreate a vanished atmosphere and reveal their full meaning as well as their full beauty."--Page 4 of cover.
The catalogue of a retrospective show of Lord Snowdens photographs from all phases of his work.
Presents The Story Of The Kings And Their Jewels Beginning With The Rise Of Mughal Empire In The 15Th Century And Tracing It Through To The Extinction Of Monarchy In India 400 Years Later. The Authors Hope To Have Caught Something Of This Glamour Before It Fades Away Altogether. Richly Illustrated. A Collection`S Item.