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The Resource 20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style, Stefano Papi & Alexandra Rhodes

20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style, Stefano Papi & Alexandra Rhodes

Label
20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style
Title
20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style
Statement of responsibility
Stefano Papi & Alexandra Rhodes
Title variation
Twentieth Century Jewelry and the Icons of Style
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries the collecting of precious gems and the jewelry fashioned from them was the exclusive prerogative of kings and queens, emperors, popes, and maharajahs. In the aftermath of World War I an extraordinary group of women emerged who had the means to deck themselves in glittering bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, tiaras, and brooches. This book presents eleven profiles of glamorous women who assembled these astonishing collections in the mid-twentieth century. The fall of European monarchies meant royal jewels passed into the hands of a new social elite that included figures from show business and the worlds of industry and commerce. The women of the era cut their hair, wore looser-fitting clothes, and had greater freedom than before the war. The change in fashion led to a new style of jewelry--the historic gemstones were reset and new collections created ... The book brings to life the worlds in which these women moved--elegant yachts, extravagant parties--and describes the details of the jewels and the jewelers (Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston) that created the exquisite settings."--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Papi, Stefano
Dewey number
739
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK7310
LC item number
.P37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rhodes, Alexandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry
  • Socialites
Label
20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style, Stefano Papi & Alexandra Rhodes
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223126170373
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Marjorie Merriweather Post -- Lydia, Lady Deterding -- The Duchess of Windsor -- Daisy Fellowes -- Countess Mona Bismarck -- Barbara Hutton -- Merle Oberon -- The Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda -- Maria Callas -- HH The Begum Aga Khan III -- Nina Dyer
Dimensions
33 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780500516874
Lccn
2013932082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)852259745
Label
20th Century Jewelry & the Icons of Style, Stefano Papi & Alexandra Rhodes
Publication
Bar code
31223126170373
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Marjorie Merriweather Post -- Lydia, Lady Deterding -- The Duchess of Windsor -- Daisy Fellowes -- Countess Mona Bismarck -- Barbara Hutton -- Merle Oberon -- The Maharani Sita Devi of Baroda -- Maria Callas -- HH The Begum Aga Khan III -- Nina Dyer
Dimensions
33 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780500516874
Lccn
2013932082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)852259745

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