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New York Times – Décembre 2010

Special Report: A Cut Above: Jewelry

An Unsigned Iconoclast of 20th-Century Design

By NAZANIN LANKARANI
Published: December 10, 2010
PARIS — In the first quarter of the 20th century, when modernist movements were transforming the world of art, design and architecture, jewelry design was undergoing a revolution of its own.While prestigious jewelry houses like Cartier, Chaumet, Boucheron, and Van Cleef and Arpels continued the tradition of formal gem-set jewelry, a younger generation of iconoclasts introduced a new aesthetic based on geometric forms, associations of uncommon materials and striking color combinations.Among them, the Parisian jeweler René Boivin was a pioneer.“Traditional jewelry designers of that time were highly influenced by Lalique and the Art Nouveau movement. They focused on workmanship and technique, preferring monochromatic designs and stressing stone quality,” said Emmanuelle Chassard, director of the Galerie Parisienne, a design and jewelry gallery in the Seventh Arrondissement of Paris. Continuer la lecture de New York Times – Décembre 2010