Text by Eva Eisler and Rony Plesl and Pierre Rainero and Pascale Lepeu
The Cartier Collection reflects the evolution of Cartier's artistic and stylistic creation. This volume traces 160 years in the jeweler's glorious history. Three hundred and sixty-two pieces from the Cartier Collection--accessories, masterpieces of jewelry and watchmaking from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day--and four exceptional pieces from the Prince's Palace of Monaco are featured. These exceptional items offer insight into the royal jeweler's treasures and the sources of inspiration that lead to their creation. Commissioned photographs of these rare pieces, exclusive archival images, and biographical stories about their prestigious owners comprise this handsome volume. This volume is a tribute to these rare creations, which were selected in close collaboration with Eva Eisler, curator of a 2010 exhibition Cartier at Prague Castle: The Power of Style.
About The Author
Eva Eisler, jewelry and product designer, curated Cartier’s Power of Style exhibition held at Prague Castle in 2010. Rony Plesl is a Czech artist and designer who created the unique exhibition setting. Pierre Rainero is Cartier Heritage Director. Pascale Lepeu is curator of the Cartier Collection