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Girls in Pearls By Claudia Lanfranconi

Girls in Pearls by Claudia Lanfranconi

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Summary

Brings together images of noble women, princesses, society ladies and Hollywood divas wearing pearls. Commentaries explain the context of each image and provide information on the life of the artist and model. An introduction charts the history of the fascination with pearls from ancient times.

Girls in Pearls Summary

Girls in Pearls by Claudia Lanfranconi

Symbols of affluence, power and social standing, pearls have been highly prized throughout history for their beauty and purity. Jewellery fashioned from these lustrous gems has adorned some of the world's most elegant women, from Cleopatra to Coco Chanel. This book brings together a fascinating collection of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs of noble women, imperial princesses, society ladies and Hollywood divas wearing their finest pearl tiaras, necklaces, brooches and earrings. Engaging commentaries explain the context in which each image was created and provide glimpses into the life of the artist and his or her model. An insightful introduction charts the history of our fascination with natural and cultured pearls from ancient times to the present day. This book features the work of a diverse range of artists, from Botticelli, Rembrandt and Vermeer to Renoir, Sargent and Man Ray. It is an ideal gift for lovers of jewellery and anyone interested in the depiction of women in art.

About Claudia Lanfranconi

Claudia Lanfranconi is an art historian and author who regularly writes for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, including Architectural Digest and Suddeutsche Zeitung.

Additional information

GOR004245604
Girls in Pearls by Claudia Lanfranconi
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Merrell Publishers Ltd
2006-08-31
152
1858943507
9781858943503
N/A
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