High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier: The Odyssey of a Style (Hardcover)
The most exceptional new creations from the world's premier jeweler. This exquisitely produced, luxurious tome presents one hundred of the latest creations by the famous jeweler, from high jewelry to precious objects. The Cartier style comes from a wide range of sources and inspirations-the mystery and opulence of China, India, and the Orient; the dynamic geometry of art deco; the energy of modern cities; the voluptuousness of orchids; and the strength and grace of panthers. Influences constantly evolve with the times yet remain faithful to the original style of Louis Cartier, the master of Parisian elegance and the art of high jewelry since the dawn of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Francois Chaille is the author of several works published by Flammarion, including all three volumes of The Cartier Collection and Cartier: The Tank Watch, Timeless Style (2012).
“…takes its readers on a wild ride of inspirations.” –Aspen Magazine
“Featuring sketches and period photographs, this lavishly illustrated book traces many of the artistic and historic sources that have shaped Cartier’s distinctive style…this tome sets out how this collection borrows from essential Cartier elements, but revives and renews them.” –Blouin Artinfo
“A visual feast of bold design, High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier is a tribute to the storied house’s unique creations and is an essential reference for collectors. A Must-have book for all Cartier jewelry design enthusiasts!” –VidCat Blog