BULGARI. Daniela Mascetti, Amanda Triossi.


New York: Abbeville Press, 1996. Hardbound. Blue cloth with color illustrated glossy dustjacket. 255 pp., profusely illustrated in color. As New. Item #170537
ISBN: 9780789202024

A beautiful copy.A lavishly illustrated history with dazzling examples of Bulgari jewelry, this engaging book tells the story of the world's most famous family of jewelers, goldsmiths, and silversmiths, and the pieces that made their name.

New photograph and archival pictures trace the development of the Bulgari style, a distinctive look that has captivated royalty, movie stars, and others among the glitterati for more than a century. Since its founding in Rome in 1884--and throughout the years of expansion, when shops opened from Los Angeles to New York, from Madrid and Athens to Hong Kong--the Bulgari firm has launched influential trends and revivals in jewelry design. Bulgari is famous for mixing colorful semiprecious stones with diamonds; mounting ancient coins in gold jewelry; and creating easy-to-wear everyday pieces made with precious gems.

These and other fashions have sparked countless imitations by other jewelers, imitations that can never rival the polish and flair of the originals. The first book ever on Bulgari, this elegant volume will delight everyone involved in the fields of fashion and jewelry design as well as those fortunate enough to own Bulgari pieces. Contents as follows: The History of Bulgari -- The Evolution of the Bulgari style -- The Use of coins -- The power of Bulgari design -- The Tubogas -- A unique sense of volume -- Colour and fabulous gemstones -- From the idea to the finished object -- Silver and precious objects -- Watches -- Perfumes -- Bulgari's image.

OCLC: 35358710

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