Item description for New Directions in Jewellery II by Amy Sackville...
New Directions in Jewellery II is a sourcebook of the most experimental jewelry design today, focusing on innovations in materials, technique, scale and concept as exemplified by the work of over 70 makers. Following the success of New Directions in Jewellery, this second volume showcases the latest developments in the field, and includes all new designers and illustrations, with an even greater international scope.
Focusing on contemporary jewellery as an experimental practice that engages with fine art, craft, design, fashion and popular culture, this book further challenges our conception of adornment. With profiles and brief interviews with jewellers working in a variety of ways-from those who are manipulating the properties of metal to conceptual works that critique the cultural and social meanings that have built up around the wearing and manufacture of jewelry-this book documents the progress of an ever-broadening discipline. Alongside this visual survey are contextualizing essays by specialists in the design, curation and history of jewelry, forming a unique archive of contemporary practice and opinion.
The format of the book is designed to appeal to both the general reader and the jewelry specialist, with thematic sections providing a visual introduction to a wide range of jewelry. The essays, also extensively illustrated, provide a deeper consideration of the expanding experimental areas in contemporary jewelry, with perspectives from some of the key international figures working in jewelry today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8.25" Height: 10" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 30, 2007
Publisher Black Dog Publishing
ISBN 1904772552 ISBN13 9781904772552
Availability 0 units.
More About Amy Sackville
Amy Sackville was born in 1981. She studied English and Theatre Studies at Leeds, and went on to an MPhil in English at Exeter College, Oxford, and an MA in Creative & Life Writing at Goldsmiths. Her first novel was The Still Point. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.
Reviews - What do customers think about New Directions in Jewellery II?
New Directions in Jewellery 2 Mar 23, 2008
Again a great journey into the minds of some cutting edge artists. I love this book( series, as there are 2) and when at a loss in my own work will page through to get inspiration.
Fabulous display of creativity Dec 30, 2007
Inspiring collection of jewelry by nearly 50 innovative international jewelry artists who produce amazing work with mundane and precious materials. Includes critical discussions of each artist's work. Unlike another reviewer, I didn't find the quality of the publication to be poor, nor is everything matte. Hundreds of glossy photos show the work well. The jewelry is in the experimental rather than conventional vein, so it may not be for everyone.
Another think twice before you buy edition Oct 6, 2007
What could have been a very nice book has been let down by the publishers, the quality of this book is not brilliant. It is all "Matte" everything and some of the photos are actually blurred! Maybe this was an attempt to be artsy?
The artists work however is full of adventure, risk taking in design, playful and very rarely functional. As in Volume I of this series, think before buying, it is for the jewellery designer who favours over the top, or true contemporary styles. No Tiffany here. I did like the book but was genuinely disappointed in the quality of the book. If you are in a situation where you can look inside this book before you buy, I recommend you do so. Still pleased I got it though for seeing the works of some very talented contemporary artists. Not always to my taste, but interesting none the less.
biased, but great! Mar 14, 2007
Well, I have to say that I am a little biased about this book. My sister is one of the artists. Her name is Shari Pierce and her work always amazes me because of the thought and meaning that goes into each piece. That being said, I really enjoyed looking through this book and seeing each artists' perspective and technique. Each time I go through I get a different take on the work presented.