Cartier, 'Le Style et l’Histoire'

Art, Jewellery
3 out of 5 stars
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Cartier, 'Le Style et l’Histoire'
/ Archives Cartier - Cartier © DR Collier, Cartier Paris, 1947, crayon graphite et gouache sur papier transparent

Though it’s the diamonds that get the press, the long and complex history of the great Masion de Joaillerie of Cartier is well worth investigating – it played a very important role in the history of decorative arts. Its creations range from the classicism associated with appointment to royalty to radically modern and inventive styles somewhere between geometry and exoticism, offering a wealth of evidence of the evolution of taste and the social requirements of style. Jewellery, clocks and innumerable objets both practical and refined mean that Cartier has seduced some of the most elegant personalities of the 20th century.


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Beautiful things to see in a far too crowded small space that is so poorly lighted in places that you cannot read the description of the items. So I give it five stars for content and 1 star for display.