Fabulous Fakes : A Passion for Vintage Costume Jewelry by Carole Tanenbaum (2006, Hardcover)
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- SynopsisYou may have seen them in some wonderful old movie, sparkling on Audrey Hepburn or Claudette Colbert, looking as if they cost millions of dollars. They didn't; they are not the real thing. But even though they are faux, they're made with the same care and attention as the real things: strands of artificial pearls individually knotted, "gems" hand set and pronged, plastic bangles more stunning than ivory. Fabulous Fakes gives you one hundred years of the most amazing pieces of costume jewelry ever produced, in brilliant and beautiful color. It tells their story, starting with mass-produced Victorian jewelry, moving through the wonderfully sophisticated lines of art deco geometrics, and parking at the doorstep of 1990s designer and artisanal jewelry. Whether you love the boldness of Czech crystal or the delicate handiwork of Miriam Haskell, whether your jewels are part of your everyday fashion or a breathtaking collection of objets , the thrill of finding them is the same. Fabulous Fakes is your treasure map to discovering the craftsmanship and tradition that have made these pieces part of our collective memory.
- AuthorCarole Tanenbaum
- Number Of Pages224 pages
- Publication Date2006-01-01
- Copyright Date2006
- Weight40.1 Oz
- Height1 In.
- Width8.8 In.
- Length8.8 In.
- LC Classification NumberNK4890.C67T36 2006
- Dewey Decimal688/.2/075
- Dewey Edition22
- Photographed byPuzant Apkarian
Most relevant reviews
- costrow3100Feb 25, 2010by
Excellent Jewelry book - modern format - no valuations
This is a beautiful book. I collect jewelry books and also catalogues from Sothebys, etc. on jewelry collections. This book has comparable quality to a beautiful catalogue but with a history of fashion (paste) from Victoria to modern collections. Most items in the book were from her own collection which is amazing in quality and scope. If you are looking for a valuation manual this is not the book but if you want a good retrospective of jewelry techniques and designs from 1838 ish this is a great reference. Give me something to aspire to in my own collecting.
- ladywantsvintag...Sep 18, 2008by
Nice Coffee Table Book
This is a nice informative book for anyone with an interest in the history and collecting of costume jewelry. It showcases rare and unusual pieces from the author's collection and offers them up on page after page of glossy photos. However, because of the studio-type photography, many items appear flat and lifeless, particularly the clear rhinestone pieces which would be brilliant in person. Still, it looks great on my coffee table and that fabulous title ought to pique the interest of all my male guests.
- davinedezineOct 06, 2008by
Nice book, super color and pictures. More of a coffee table book though than a reference book. Some very high end costume jewelry in this book makes it interesting to read and peruse. I wanted more information on each designer. However the pictures are some of the best I've seen. Also, I was hoping for some valuations of the jewelry pieces. Nice book and I'll keep it in my collection, but not one I refer to often.
- 69484@deletedMay 27, 2006by
Vintage Costume Jewelry to die for...
The connoisseur's guide to the increasingly popular collectible and wearable genre. A brilliant and beautiful full-color package from one of North America's foremost experts. Carole Tanenbaum, a high-profile personality in the worlds of costume jewelry and fashion, is one of North America’s foremost collectors of vintage costume jewelry. Her pieces are featured in more than forty international venues, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Barneys, and have been showcased in exhibitions in museums that include New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Includes hundreds of color photographs.
- cass2Mar 30, 2016by
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