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Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective
by Edited by Damian Skinner
Pub Date: September 2013
ISBN: 9781454702771
Format: Hardcover, 264pp
all in color
9 X 11


What is contemporary jewelry? What makes it unique? What distinguishes these objects and practices from other visual arts? Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective provides clear definitions, concise history, and cultural context for the form. Featuring abundant illustrations and notable contributors from around the world, it offers fascinating discussions on creating, collecting, exhibiting, selling, and wearing these pieces, plus individual essays that present a global perspective on the art.

Author Bio

Damian Skinner is an art historian, curator of applied art and design at the Auckland Museum and former editor of Art Jewelry Forum. He was a Newton International Fellow at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge,  and his books include The Carver and the Artist: Maori Art in the Twentieth Century (Auckland University Press), which was based on his PhD thesis; Cone Ten Down: Studio Pottery in New Zealand, 1945-1980 (Bateman Publishing), coauthored with Moyra Elliott; Alan Preston: Between Tides (Godwit); Kobi Bosshard: Goldsmith (Bateman Publishing); Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry (Velvet da Vinci, 2010); and Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australasia (Bateman Publishing), coauthored with Kevin Murray.