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AN EXERCISE IN STYLE: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS. {Cover title: Un exercice de style: Van Cleef & Arpels.} Editions Gallimard, Paris, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 178 pp. (25 foldout, 5 laser-cut) with 89 ills. (62 col.). 27 x 21 cm. ISBN 9782072625787 In English.
Publisher's description: This book is a gem polished by two houses, never once forsaking the ideal of excellence they embrace in their respective endeavors, chiseling stones and metal for Van Cleef & Arpels, whittling words for Gallimard. The book presents Van Cleef & Arpels through a selection of 25 words chosen for their emblematic dimension. For each word, a dictionary definition, a lyrical definition by Van Cleef & Arpels, and an artistic interpretation by a friend of the Maison: artists, designers, writers, philosophers, chefs, photographers, poets. Each chapter (savoir faire, feminity, Place Vendome, enchantment, style) is opened by a poetic "theater" in laser cut paper. The book captures a poetic and literary happenstance, tell a story about beauty, about poetry, unleashing creation and unbridling the imaginary realm's might.
Artist(s):Van Cleef & Arpels (firm)
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Post-2000 — Jewelry
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 170775
Hardcover, boxed $55.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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