A dazzlingly illustrated history of Bulgari jewelry, this engaging book tells the story of the world's most famous family of jewelers, goldsmiths, and silversmiths, and the pieces that made their name.
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New photography and archival pictures trace the progression of the Bulgari style, a distinctive look that has captivated royalty and movie stars, among other celebrities, for more than a century. Since its start in Rome in 1884--and throughout the years of expansion when shops opened from Los Angeles to New York and Madrid to Hong Kong--the Bulgari firm has launched influential trends and revivals in jewelry design. Bulgari is famous for the mixing of colorful semiprecious stones with diamonds; the mounting of ancient coins in gold jewelry; and the creation of easy-to-wear everyday pieces made with precious gems. These and other Bulgari fashions have sparked countless imitations by other jewelers, imitations that can never rival the polish and flair of the original pieces.
Initially published in 1996 as the first-ever book on Bulgari, this elegant volume delighted Bulgari enthusiasts and those interested in fashion and jewelry design. The need for an updated history of Italy's most renowned jeweler was prompted by newly discovered historical material, recently launched Bulgari collections, and a great demand for the book.
This revised edition, featuring several new chapters, presents the achievements and developments of Bulgari in the past decade, including design trends in jewelry and watches. Here also are new lines of luxury fashion accessories as well as the distinctive architecture and interior design of Bulgari stores and hotels. It is these latest accomplishments, exquisitely portrayed in this new edition, which have made Bulgari one of the most important luxury brands of the new millennium.From the Back Cover :
Bulgari is a lavishly illustrated exploration of Italy's greatest jeweler. New photography and archival pictures trace the development of the Bulgari style, a distinctive look that has captivated royalty, movie stars, and others for more than a century. Since its start in Rome in 1884 - and throughout its years of expansion through shops from Los Angeles to New York, from Madrid and Athens to Jeddah and Hong Kong - the Bulgari firm has launched trends and revivals. In this volume, detailed chapters examine a range of successful innovations such as the easy-to-wear everyday jewels made with precious gems, the powerful modular units combined in repeating patterns, and the recent trademark Bulgari wristwatches.
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Description du livre Abbeville Press, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. Second Edition. Hardcover and dust jacket. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. N° de réf. du libraire 1610200054
Description du livre Abbeville Press, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110789209454
Description du livre Abbeville Press, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0789209454
Description du livre Abbeville Press, 2007. Hardcover. État : New. Second Edition. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0789209454