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            Shaun Leane
              

            Shaun Leane (Hardback)

            By Leane, Shaun

            • RRP: $159.00
            • $159.00
            • Pub Date
              9 Mar 20

            Celebrated world-wide for his modern romantic jewels that push the boundaries of contemporary design, Shaun Leane has been responsible for creating a new genre of jewellery; precious, poetic, with a sense of eternity, yet relevant to today's world. Illustrated with a breath-takin...g combination of high fashion shots and detailed close-ups of the pieces themselves. Captured by photographers Nick Knight, Robert Fairer and Chris Moore, along with a dedicated photo essay of unseen backstage images recorded by Leane's close friend Ann Ray. AUTHORS: Shaun Leane is introduced by the jeweller himself, then divided into three distinct parts: His heritage and training, by Joanna Hardy; reflections on Leane's famous collaboration with Alexander McQueen, by Claire Wilcox; and his modern classic commercial jewellery style, by Vivienne Becker. Altogether, this book provides a vital overview of an artist that will be of interest to anyone who follows the contemporary jewellery and fashion scene. Joanna Hardy is a gemologist, offering consultancy and evaluation. She brings her substantial knowledge of the field to this book, having worked for De Beers, Philips and Sotheby's. With Thames & Hudson, she has previously published Collect Contemporary Jewelry, Emerald and Ruby. She is a regular guest on Antiques Roadshow. Claire Wilcox is the Chair in Fashion Curation at the London College of Fashion as well as Senior Curator of Fashion at the Victoria & Albert museum since 2004. Among the exhibitions she curated at the V&A are Vivienne Westwood (2004) and From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s (2013) and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (2015). Vivienne Becker is a jewellery writer, historian and journalist, having authored several books on the subject. She is a Contributing Editor to How to Spend It magazine (Financial Times), and her list of published books include Art Nouveau Jewelry, Fabulous Costume Jewellery and Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box, which top
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            ISBN 9781788840736
            Released NZ 9 Mar 2020
            Publisher ACC Art Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 May 2020
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            Stone Setting
               

            Stone Setting (Paperback)

            By McIntyre, Scott

            • RRP: $32.50
            • $32.50
            • Pub Date
              24 Feb 20

            Stone setting can often appear mysterious and impossible: an ancient craft used to hold beautiful gems secure in the most elegant of designs. This practical book explains the techniques of the master stone setter in an accessible and encouraging style. Written by Scott McIntyre, ...it explains the complex world of setting with step-by-step instructions, supported by informative illustrations and excellent examples of finished pieces. It is a manual that shines with inspiration and practical advice. Topics covered include: setting techniques, from bezel, claw and flush, through to single row and multiple pave, then to skilled methods such as channel and microclaw. Advice is given on the options and attributes of each type of setting , as well as ideas for mixing styles and experimenting with setting methods. It is written informally throughout with an emphasis on patience and precision.
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            ISBN 9781785006913
            Released NZ 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Apr 2020
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