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Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewel

Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewel

French jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris


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Bijoux parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris is the second collaboration in three years between the Petit Palais and The Dixon gallery and Gardens in Memphis. At once a showcase for the elegance of Paris and a history of French taste, the Bijoux parisiens exhibition and the catalogue tell the story of dozens of talented artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, working with the most precious materials on earth and creating extraordinary objects of art. This elegant book brings to like not only the jewelry itself, but the beautiful drawings that served as models and show the artistry of the process as well as the finished product.


Martine Chazal and Gilles Chazal, internationally recognized experts in the history of jewelry, here illuminate the development and progression of French jewelry design as it passes through ages of Royalty, Revolution, Republic, Empire, back to Royalty again, and beyond. They examine the continually evolving French jewelry aesthetics as it responds to and propels artistic Paris, moving from Neoclassicism of Napoleon through the epochs and upheavals to the Art Deco fo Charles de Gaulle. And they outline the key exhibitions, events, and influences that made so many interesting careers and helped establish the great Parisian Maisons that are today household names - Cartier, Lalique, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, and others.

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