Books & DVDs
“Art Jewelry Forum Best of Interviews” features 20 interviews with internationally-recognized jewelers, designers, curators, dealers, and collectors, including Madeleine Albright and Gijs Bakker. In this book, interviewees candidly discuss the pursuit of their passions, and the influence art jewelry has on design in other realms. Lots more books and dvds in this news post.
“Behind the Brooch: A Closer Look at Backs, Catches, and Pin Stems” — The focus of this book is on the side of the brooch that usually isn’t noticed: the reverse. When you flip a brooch over in your hand you may find a surprise message, a hidden pattern, or even an unlikely foreign implement.
Creative Metal Forming – By Betty Helen Longhi and Cynthia Eid. Two accomplished metalsmiths have joined forces to provide a comprehensive survey of the ways to form sheet metal. 256 pages of text with 35 detailed exercises.
Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective – Damian Skinner, curator of applied art and design at the Auckland Museum, discusses the fascinating world of contemporary jewelry. Using unique pieces, Skinner places the medium in a historical and cultural context.
Crafting an American Style – a 60-minute video production which has been aired on PBS. It explores the history of American craft, starting with a look at immigrants in the 19th century and the rich cultures and traditions they brought from their homelands. This program is an excellent resource for artists and craftspeople, and also educators who want to share the history and importance of crafts and the American experience.