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New Earrings

500 Designs from Around the world

by Nicolas Estrada

 

Paying tribute to the demanding, solitary craft of the joaillier, and the many hours of reflection and learning, developing and experimenting, Nicolas Estrada compiles here an exhaustive, almost encyclopedic, assortment of earrings. These miniature works are testament to the creativity and ability of these jewelry makers. Materials are as varied as the designs themselves and include everything from paper to porcelain, sterling, resin, titanium, thread, and gold with gemstones from the real to the lowly rhinestone, here brought to new heights. But whatever the material chosen, it is the design that shines through. The 500 earrings here presented feature a wide variety of techniques, practices, and resources—some traditional, some more avant-garde— with the audacity to stretch the limits of what we perceive as wearable art. The index provides names and a short description of artists from every continent, providing an updated resource for finding the best joailliers from Bosnia to Senegal to the USA to personally interpret your own pair to wear.

 
 
New Earrings
500+ Designs from Around the world
by Nicolas Estrada
Thames and Hudson, 2013
20 x 20 cm, 244 pp, 34,00 €
 

Order online from 10 Corso Como Bookshop

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    New Earrings

    500 Designs from Around the world

    by Nicolas Estrada

     
    Paying tribute to the demanding, solitary craft of the joaillier, and the many hours of reflection and learning, developing and experimenting, Nicolas Estrada compiles here an exhaustive, almost encyclopedic, assortment of earrings. These miniature works are testament to the creativity and ability of these jewelry makers. Materials are as varied as the designs themselves and include everything from paper to porcelain, sterling, resin, titanium, thread, and gold with gemstones from the real to the lowly rhinestone, here brought to new heights. But whatever the material chosen, it is the design that shines through. The 500 earrings here presented feature a wide variety of techniques, practices, and resources—some traditional, some more avant-garde— with the audacity to stretch the limits of what we perceive as wearable art. The index provides names and a short description of artists from every continent, providing an updated resource for finding the best joailliers from Bosnia to Senegal to the USA to personally interpret your own pair to wear.
     
     
    New Earrings
    500+ Designs from Around the world
    by Nicolas Estrada
    Thames and Hudson, 2013
    20 x 20 cm, 244 pp, 34,00 €
     

    Order online from 10 Corso Como Bookshop