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Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective Ed. Damian Skinner, 2013
Hardcover | 264 pages | 350+ photos | 28.5 x 23.5 cm

Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective

Edited by Damian Skinner

Contributing Writers: Helen Carnac, Liesbeth den Besten, Chang Dong-kwang, Julie Ewington, Elizabeth Fischer, Monica Gaspar, Elyse Zorn Karlin, Kelly L’Ecuyer, Benjamin Lignel, Philippe Liotard, Kevin Murray, Marcia Pointon, Suzanne Ramjlak, Sarah Rhodes, Valeria Siemelink, Barbara Smith, Barbara Stafford, Namita Wiggers

Notable writers from all parts of the globe offer their informed opinions and perspectives on questions such as: “What is contemporary jewelry?,” “What is the history of this medium?,” and  “How do different cultures approach art jewelry?”

This book answers all those questions and the authors’ insights are supported by hundreds of colour photographs documenting the diversity and vitality of contemporary jewelry.  Essential reading for passionate art, craft, design, and fashion enthusiasts as well as anyone curious about jewelry.



Contemporary jewellery has been an international practice for the better part of 70 years, yet few publications have examined the field with scholastic rigour.  The writer’s contributions reflect well-informed and unique points of view that endorse and intensify contemporary jewelry’s seat in the academic arena.

Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective was commissioned by Art Jewelry Forum, a nonprofit organization spreading awareness and increasing appreciation of art jewelry worldwide since 1997. It is a diverse community of artists, collectors, critics, educators, galleries, historians, makers, and writers united by a passion for art jewelry. AJF advocates for art jewelry through an ambitious agenda of education, conversation, and financial support.


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