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A Bit of Universe: The Jewelry of Luz Camino (Hardcover)
A lavish monograph on the esteemed Spanish jewelry designer, whose work celebrates nature, geometry and the cosmos, on the occasion of her fiftieth anniversary.
Called the “queen of plique-à-jour,” after the historic and rarified enameling technique, Luz Camino has been in a continuous conversation with the world around her through her art; everything from birds, flowers, and shapes to rubber bands and even pencil shavings have been her muse. This first monograph on her work featuring more than two hundred fifty of her creations, many of which have never before been seen outside of private collections. This book beautifully showcases the sophistication, innovation, and creativity of one of the most adept jewelers working today.
About the Author
Luz Camino is the first female master jeweler in Spain. She has spent the past fifty years mastering contemporary and antique jewelry techniques, developing an expansive collection of unique pieces with a wide range of inspirations and typologies. Her work is in the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Clare Phillips is the Elisabeth Gage Curator of Jewellery from the Department of Decorative Art and Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Carolina Herrera is an American fashion designer who launched her eponymous label in 1981. Her awards include the 2004 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award and their Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
"For 50 years, the Spanish jeweler Luz Camino has wowed with creations that stretch the imagination. In April, Rizzoli publishes her first monograph and it has the distinction of a foreword by none other than Carolina Herrera." —TOWN & COUNTRY