21st Century Jewelry
The Best of the 500 Series
Juried by an international roster of jewelers, curators, and gallery owners, each design captures the power of jewelry at the start of a new century. This beautiful gallery book offers a wealth of priceless knowledge, as the experts describe what made a particular necklace, bracelet, or ring stand out to them. Jewelers, artists, and art enthusiasts all will be inspired!
This hardbound, keepsake volume will be treasured for its coffee-table beauty, valued for the inspiration it provides for artistic creativity, and appreciated for capturing the decade's finest work in art jewelry.
“The most beautiful jewelry book to date from Lark Books and a must for everyone interested in contemporary jewelry.” - Harriete Estel Berman
“A fantastic compilation -- truly the best of the best.” - Cindy Edelstein
“A jewelry museum at your fingertips.” - Sig Wynne-Evans
“Visually stunning … (with) page after page of provocative work. And while all of that artistry is enough to feed the creative spirit, the thoughtfulness of experts who reflect on the best of jewelry in the past 10 years is even more compelling.” - Charlene Sevier
“A monster volume of work -- a collectible book full of collectible jewelry designs from big name artists from around the world: Shihoko Amano, Karl Fritsch, Giovanni Corvaja, and Peg Fetter, just to name a very small number of the many artists presented. The book is gorgeous! It is packed full of inspirational, contemporary, and cutting-edge jewelry on a grand scale with a variety of materials and aesthetic perspectives.” - About.com Jewelry Making
“Among the most inspirational sources of jewelry design ... the best of the best.” - Bead&Button
“Eclectic, amazing, and truly bizarre pieces have been hallmarks of the jewelry in Lark's 500 Series titles published over the past ten years. This volume … dazzles with magnificent works created by an array of international artisans utilizing traditional precious metals and gems as well as such nontraditional materials as fabric, feathers, wire, paper, plastic, rubber, wood, leather, and even vegetables. The overall layout is clean and crisp, with the jewelry as the focus. This breathtaking compilation of outstanding and one-of-a-kind jewelry is recommended for individuals interested in creative art design and jewelry.” - Library Journal