Art As Jewellery; From Calder to Kapoor

by Louisa Guinness, ACC Art Books, August 14, 2017


Press Release 

A visually stunning introduction to jewellery by the titans of twentieth & twenty-first century art.


From Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, through to Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry, the great gures of modern art have all turned both thought and talent to jewellery. Often, they have eschewed the traditional jeweller’s preoccupation with material value and provenance, more concerned with the conceptual or aesthetic signi cance of their work.



In Art as Jewellery, every image is as striking as it is unique. By using contemporary pictures, we develop a chronological timeline of jewellery presentation. Art as Jewellery’s pages are home to a stunning variety of design sketches and photographs - some taken by renowned 20th century photographers such as Ugo Mulas and Antonia Mulas. Other photographs have been buried in archives for decades, unseen since the 1960s. In contrast, modern works have been given model treatment by top photographer Alexander English, making this book a glamorous blend of new and classic jewellery art.



Louisa Guiness, collector and gallery owner, provides insightful commentary on each artist and their work. She reveals the personal stories behind each piece’s creation, placing the artist in the contect of the genre’s evolution. Full-page colour photographs and sketches, some showing the artist at work in the studio or with their muse.



This book is for art and jewellery lovers alike.



Artists included: Alexander Calder, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Lucio Fontana, Niki de Saint Phalle, François Hugo, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Pol Bury, William Copley, Pietro Consagra, Arnaldo and Giò Pomodoro, Louise Nevelson, George Rickey, Leonor Fini, César (Baldaccini), Eduardo Chillida, Keith Haring, Robert Rauscheberg, Corneille, John Chamberlain, Max Ernst, Jesús Rafael Soto, Lowel Nesbitt, Anish Kapoor, Conrad Shawcross, Gavin Turk, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Mariko Mori, Ron Arad, Claude Lalanne, Nic Fiddian Green, Sophia Vari, Bill Woodrow, Peter Blake, Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker, Ross Lovegrove, Michael Craig Martin, Marc Quinn, Rob Wynne, Ed Ruscha, Dinos Chapman, Emily Young, Stephen Cox, Allen Jones, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Parvis Tanavoli, Christopher Thompson Royds, Not Vital, William Turnbull, Erwin Wurm, Ilya Kabakov, Ai Weiwei, Janis Kounellis, Mike Chavez Dawson, Grayson Perry, Kenny Scharf, Bernar Venet, Heinz Mack, Frank Stella, Damien Hirst, Gunther Uecker, Jason Martin, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Barthelemy Toguo, Faust Cardinali, Tracey Emin, Sam Taylor Wood, Shaun Leane, Elisabetta Cipriani, Esther de Beaucé and GianCarlo Montebello.


Please order below or come to the gallery to collect your copy exclusively available through the gallery before Christmas 2017. 


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ISBN: 9781851498703

Publisher: ACC Art Books RRP £45.00 (excluding shipping)
310mm x 270mm Pages: 304

Illustrations: 200 colour Hardback