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Other titles in the Collect Contemporary series:
Collect Contemporary: Jewelry (Collect Contemporary)by Malcolm Cossons.
Synopses & Reviews
When collecting contemporary arts and crafts, how can one be certain the pieces that appeal to current tastes also have the stamp of timeless collectible? This new series of accessible guides answers the need for authoritative advice in a fast-developing marketplace.
• Texts by acknowledged experts with firsthand experience of the global market
• Hundreds of illustrations
• Profiles of essential artists, designers, and photographers
• A concise reference section, including contact information and where to shop
Book News Annotation:
Forty artists are profiled with images of work accompanying text describing sources of inspiration and materials, and listings of exhibitions and awards. Collectors and would-be collectors will be interested in the essays on assembling collections, understanding materials and techniques, and taking care of jewelry and displaying it. A price guide and an international list of galleries, museums, and art dealers round out this compact and convenient reference. Author Hardy is affiliated with Sotheby's, London; Cossons is editor of Sotheby's monthly magazine and other publications and writes frequently on collecting. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Featuring text by an acknowledged expert in arts and crafts, hundreds of illustrations, and essays on key issues and themes, this compact, accessible guide will be an authority in the global marketplace.
About the Author
Joanna Hardy was a senior specialist in the jewelry department at Sotheby's London and appears on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
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