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Art and Craft Book Reviews

This group was created to share information about art and craft related books the membership likes and recommends. All members are invited to add information about books they like into this group.

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Comment by Brigitte Martin on August 23, 2013 at 10:02am

Upcoming Title on A+O in October

Modern Swedish jewellery art is often a far cry from what is perceived as typically Swedish. Many new jewellery artists engage in and reflect over problems in today's society. Many have left precious metals behind. This book provides insight on how jewellery art has become part of the art world.

Inger Wästberg has produced a volume that serves as a reference source for curators, collectors, and other artists.

The book consists of a presentation of 31 Swedish jewellery artists from 1990s to today with an introduction by Inger Wästberg and a foreword by David Revere Mc Fadden.


From the Publisher:

To be launched 2013

Swedish jewelry – represented by names as Wiwen Nilsson and Torun Bülow-Hübe – had its high days during the 1950s and ’60s. The anti-commercial and anti-decorative political trends in the period after 1968 prevented a new generation. What has happened after modernism? A new generation has emerged, representing the “art jewelry”; jewelry in close connection with, and reflecting other trends in, the artistic field. The new Swedish jewelry artists have often had difficulties being accepted as artists. They stand for a new language of jewelry, using new materials and often reflecting changes in society and environment. Here Inger Wästberg, art historian and collector of contemporary Swedish jewelry, presents 25 of the best contemporary artists illustrated with several examples of their work. A much needed overview of an exiting and challenging art form.




Language: English

Author: Inger Wästberg

No. of pages: 224

Format: 220 x 240 mm

Binding: Hard cover

ISBN 978-91-85689-65-1

Note from Brigitte: I have not seen this book listed on Amazon, but it will probably not be long.

Here is the link to the publisher's website where you can pre-order it directly from them:


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