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CARTIER 1899-1949

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JOURNEY OF A STYLE, THE

Examining Cartier's towards the end of the 19th century, two points stand out clearly: on the one hand, art nouveau elements are almost totally absent from Cartier's creations. We are ...
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Publishing date: 2009
Different editions : english, italian
Binding: hardcover
Size : 27,70 x 23,20 cm.
Pages: 229
ISBN/EAN: 9788861300262 edition in english
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Examining Cartier's towards the end of the 19th century, two points stand out clearly: on the one hand, art nouveau elements are almost totally absent from Cartier's creations. We are struck instead by the presence of a unique style, a singular reinterpretation of the neoclassical vocabulary through stylised floral motifs, acanthus scrolls, garlands or drops, in an execution in which care for detail, often in three dimensions, is paramount, and by a predilection for the architectural motifs of the period. Secondly, at the same time, Cartier introduced the use of platinum for the mounts. This metal was more solid, more luminous but also harder to work. This required a revolution in setting techniques and, in modifying the current practices and inaugurating the use of new tools and new underlying techniques, it raised Cartier to the position of visionary and pioneer. This volume allows reader to understand how and when it happened