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Author Chadour-Sampson, Anna Beatriz, 1953- author.

Title Rings of the 20th and 21st centuries : the Alice and Louis Koch collection = Ringe des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts : die Sammlung Alice und Louis Koch / Beatriz Chadour-Sampson ; [translator: Saskia Bontjes van Beek].

Publication Info. Stuttgart : Arnoldsche Art Publishers, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    739.2782 CHA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 519 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
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Summary The Alice and Louis Koch Collection of finger rings was originally collated by a jeweler from Frankfurt am Main, once described as the German 'Cartier and Fabergé'. By 1909 the collection comprised 1,722 rings from Antiquity to 1900. René Lalique, a contemporary of the time, was included, undoubtedly as a modernizer of the ring form. In the past twenty-five years the fourth generation of the family continued where Louis Koch and his wife Alice left off and expanded the collection to include rings from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This publication will present the complete collection of contemporary rings, now kept in the Swiss National Museum, Zurich. Nearly 600 rings by artist jewelers from around the world document how these miniature works of art have become modern sculptures showcasing new materials and techniques, daring designs and current themes.
Language Parallel text in English and German.
Contents The Alice and Louis Koch Collection Today -- Catalogue. Art Nouveau and Art Déco until 1945 -- The Emergence of Modernism 1900-1945 -- The Ring as an Art form after 1945 -- Osterreich/ Austria -- Belgien und die Niederlande/Belgium and the Netherlands -- Osteuropa/Eastern Europe -- Frankreich/France -- Deutschland/ Germany -- GroBbritannien/Great Britain -- Griechenland, ltalien und Israel/Greece, Italy and Israel -- Skandinavien/ Scandinavia -- Spanien und Portugal/Spain and Portugal -- Schweiz/Switzerland -- Afrika/ Africa -- Amerika/ America -- Asien/ Asia -- Australien und Neuseeland/ Australia and New Zealand -- Concise Biographies of Artist Jewellers.
Subject Koch, Alice -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Koch, Louis, 1862-1930 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Rings -- Private collections -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Catalogs.
Added Author Bontjes van Beek, Saskia, translator.
Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, issuing body.
Added Title Rings of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
Ringe des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts : die Sammlung Alice und Louis Koch
ISBN 9783897905160 (hardcover)
3897905167 (hardcover)

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