A Bit of Universe: The Jewelry of Luz Camino

A lavish monograph on the esteemed Spanish jewelry designer, whose work celebrates flowers, nature, and geometry, on the occasion of the company’s fiftieth anniversary.

Called the “queen of plique-à-jour,” after the historic and rarefied enameling technique, Luz Camino is the first female master jeweler in Spain. Camino had her first international exhibition in 1978, and since then her work has been a conversation with the world around her: everything from birds and flowers and shapes to rubber bands and even pencil shavings has been her muse.

The book, the first monograph on Camino’s work, showcases more than 200 of her creations, many shown here for the first time. Through images and sketches—organized thematically by nature, geometry, life, and outer space—and an essay by curator Clare Phillips, this book beautifully showcases the sophistication, innovation, and creativity of one most adept jewelers working today.

About The Author

Luz Camino is the first woman to qualify as a master jeweler in Spain. Called the “queen of plique-à-jour,” her work is in the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Clare Phillips is a curator in the department of decorative art and sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Carolina Herrera is an American fashion designer who launched her eponymous label in 1981. Her awards include the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award in 2004 and the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

  • Publish Date: April 25, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Jewelry
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9 x 12
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-9920-3

Author Bookshelf: Carolina Herrera