Gold, Silver, Metals

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GORHAM SILVER: DESIGNING BRILLIANCE, 1850-1970

A survey of America's preeminent maker of fine silver and its legacy of exceptional design and innovation in the decorative arts. Established in 1831, the Gorham Manufacturing Company adeptly coupled art and industry, rising to become an industry leader of stylistic and technological achievement in America and around the world.
April 30, 2019 | Hardcover | Rizzoli Electa | 272 Pages |
$75.00
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DREAMING IN SILVER / SOÑAR EN PLATA: SILVER ARTISTS OF MODERN MEXICO

Written by Morrill, Penny C
Sculptors, painters, and architects in 20th-century Mexico, working in silver, inspired unprecedented stylistic and technical experimentation. This dual-language English/Spanish compendium focuses primarily on threads of influence in the development of the modern Mexican silver industry.
January 28, 2019 | Hardcover | Schiffer Publishing | 416 Pages |
$69.99
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PIQUÉ: GOLD, TORTOISESHELL AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL AT THE COURT OF NAPLES

Written by Kugel, Alexis
The first volume dedicated to the most complete and outstanding collection of Piqué objects ever assembled, a number of which have never been published before. The volume is dedicated to the art of "Piqué," created in Naples during the first half of the eighteenth century, a technique that combines remarkable inventiveness, virtuoso skill, and astonishing opulence.
October 16, 2018 | Hardcover | Rizzoli International Publications |
$60.00
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SCHER COLLECTION OF COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS

Written by Scher, Stephen K
The Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher Collection is considered the world's greatest private collection of portrait medals, rivalling many collections in international museums. This fully illustrated catalogue documenting the Scher Collection is an essential resource for scholars, students, collectors, and curators.
April 23, 2019 | Hardcover | Giles | 656 Pages |
$250.00
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LUIGI VALADIER

Written by Gonzalez-Palacios, Alvar
Luigi Valadier (1726-1785) was an extraordinarily inventive Roman metalsmith, talented draughtsman, and maker of both table decorations and objects in gilt bronze, marble, and hard stone.
November 6, 2018 | Hardcover | Giles |
$99.95
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JADE, FROM EMPERORS TO ART DECO

Written by Tsao, Huei-Chung
Over 200 works--drawn from prestigious French and international collections, including some of the most magnificient masterpieces from the Chinese imperial collections--here recreate the epic story of the history and aesthetics of jade.
May 1, 2018 | Hardcover | Somogy Art Publishing |
$50.95
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FIFTY MINERALS THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY

Written by Chaline, Eric
"The brief sections are consistently interesting, and plenty of supplemental illustrations and photos make this a handsome volume... best-suited to curious kids and casual mineralogists." --Publishers Weekly "A beautiful book, nicely bound and richly illustrated... written in an easy to read, casual style." --Science Books and Films
September 5, 2017 | Paperback | Firefly Books | 224 Pages |
$19.95
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STUART DEVLIN: DESIGNER GOLDSMITH SILVERSMITH

- A tribute to the remarkable and extensive oeuvre of master goldsmith and silversmith Stuart Devlin, compiled with the full cooperation of the designer craftsman himself"Stuart Devlin was probably the most original and creative goldsmith and silversmith of his time, and one of the greats of all time.
February 9, 2018 | Hardcover | Acc Art Books | 528 Pages |
$95.00
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THEASTER GATES: HEAVY SKETCHES

Written by English, Darby
A book on the internationally renowned artist known for his blend of social practice, sculpture, and urban development.
November 28, 2017 | Hardcover | Skira Editore | 80 Pages |
$40.00
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SILVER: NATURE AND CULTURE

Written by Shen, Lindsay
From spoons to bullets to sterling coins, silver permeates our everyday culture and language. For millennia we've used it to buy what we need, adorn our bodies, or trumpet our social status, and likewise it's been useful to vanquish werewolves, vampires, and even our own smelly socks.
June 15, 2017 | Paperback | Reaktion Books | 240 Pages |
$24.95

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