Antiques & Collectibles


Cartier Magician Written by François Chaille
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Cartier Magician: High Jewelry and Precious Objects

Written by François Chaille

  • November 22, 2016
  • Hardcover
  • Antiques & Collectibles - Jewelry
  • Flammarion
  • 10 x 11-3/4
  • $125.00
  • $170.00
  • 978-2-08-020307-6

About This Book

The enchantment of the House of Cartier’s latest collection is celebrated in this breathtaking new volume.
 
Dedicated to Cartier’s new collection of high jewelry and precious objects, this volume celebrates the legendary house’s unique ability to bring inanimate objects to life. These pieces reveal the magical universe and exceptional creativity of the master jeweler and watchmaker that make them veritable works of art.
 
Cartier weaves its magic into every jewel and every object, from its sparkling diamonds to the incredibly lifelike pieces from the animal collections, and from Cartier mystery clocks to the extraordinary skill of the house’s expert artisans. Internationally acclaimed for its excellence, Cartier continually renews its sources of inspiration while perpetuating the iconic themes that have brought the house such widespread renown.

About the Author

Art and decorative arts historian François Chaille is the author of several works published by Flammarion, including the three volumes of The Cartier Collection ( Jewelry, Timepieces, and Precious Objects), Cartier: The Tank Watch: Timeless Style (2012), and Cartier Royal (2014).

Reviews

  • "Gems Between Book Covers: ...The three sections correspond to the collection’s three elements — magic of life, magic of design and magic of reality..."
    —The New York Times International Edition

    "Holiday arts pick: Art historian François Chaille illuminates the innovation and craftsmanship behind jewelry powerhouse Cartier’s striking new collection in this hardcover."
    —Boston Magazine 

    "This is a coffee table book extraordinaire that will offer a fantasy that few readers will tactilely experience in real life. In short Cartier Magician is a modern day treasure itself."
    —New York Journal Of Books  
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