Among collectors, designers, connoisseurs, art historians, and a much wider public, interest in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles has never been greater. Whilst such fields as glass, furniture, and jewellery have received wide attention, this pioneering book is the first international survey of silver in these styles.
Detailed information is enhanced by numerous b/w photographs plus several excellent colour plates. Book and delightfully decorated dust jacket are in fine condition. A very heavy book which requires courier delivery.
Annelies Krekel-Aalberse is curator of the silver collection at Van Kampen and Begeer, a leading Dutch firm of silversmiths.
More than 300 objects are shown here, many for the first time, in superb reproductions accompanied by detailed descriptions and by documentary illustrations of contemporary interiors. Biographies of individual silversmiths and designers, short histories of silver firms, information on exhibition catalogues and magazines, as well as a bibliography and a comprehensive pictorial guide to hundreds of makers, designers, retailers' marks and the hallmarks of different countries all combine to make this the indispensable book on the subject.