Called the Faberg of our time by Diane von Furstenberg, Joel A Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR, is one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the past thirty years JAR is known for his use of precious and semi precious stones resplendent with myriad shades of vibrant color and set in organic shapes one brooch, for instance, features lifelike petals in subtly differentiated hues, made from a thousand pav sapphires and amethysts The New York Times has described his jewelry as belligerent, stubborn, audacious, funny, contradictory, while JAR himself has characterized his work as somewhere between geometry and a bouquet of flowers This book, featuring nearly 40 pieces from throughout JARs career, provides a concise, accessible, elegantly designed retrospective of the best of his jewelry creations, and is the only book of its kind on his work available in English....
|Title||:||Jewels by JAR (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)|
|Publisher||:||Metropolitan Museum of Art Slp edition December 10, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
|File Size||:||689 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Jewels by JAR (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series) Reviews
One of the most gorgeous jewelery books Ever. I own them all--Tiffany, Faberge, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Yard, Flato, Art Deco jewelry, etc. you name it, I have it. Hands down-this is the most scrumptious, gorgeous, delicious book of them all. Pieces of jewelry so creative, humorous, colorful and ingenious as to literally leave you gasping with surprise and delight.
I cringe when people compare JAR to Faberge. Faberge was a great jeweler and artist but it's like comparing a sculptor (Faberge) to a poet (JAR). The work similar themes but their outcomes are completely different. As a dentistry student in the 80's (I love jewelry but work silver and gold in other ways) I first saw JAR's baubles thru specialized magazines. I was mesmerized by the colors, techniques and beauty of the pieces. Tantalizing hobby to follow him as his jewels made rare apparitions. Then the exhibition in England with a magnificent catalog but, alas, could not be shipped to PR. Now this book give us a glimpse of the beautiful work of this master. If you love jewelry (and these jewels are as rare as hen's teeth) don't pass this opportunity. I know I'll never will own a piece of JAR jewelry but at least I saw heaven.
I was looking forward for this book, but I'm slightly disappointed.
This man's jewelry creations are over the top in creative ideas and expressions.
Understanding the secret world of Jar is not easy because there simply isn't a great deal of information, photos etc around on the Internet, magazines or newspapers about him and his work. So I took a chance on this book.
EXCELLENT very happy to have received this book - excellent photography
As a Master Goldsmith and Certified Gemologist, as well as an avid collector of books about fine jewelry; I can state that not only is JAR a modern day Faberge, but this simply gorgeous collectors book of his exhibit at The Met, will more than quadruple in value from its price now. An amazing book, and an excellent art book investment- I bought two; one to enjoy, and one to re-sell in the future. ENJOY!!