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Silently stalking its way through Cartier's iconography for a century, the panther is the proud leader of the herd of precious animals that make up Cartier's famous animal collection. No other creature or jewel is so indissolubly and so emotionally connected to the outstanding style women of the 20th century, to the ideals of modern femininity, and has become Cartier's most iconic motif for a century. Symbol of power, seduction and triumph since ancient times, the image of the panther never ceases to awaken fantasies and dreams.
With texts by art historian Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, jewelery historian Vivienne Becker, jewelery expert Joanna Hardy and fashion editor André Leon Talley, Cartier Panthère chronicles the panther in art history, the evolution of Cartier panther jewelry, the techniques involved in creating a Cartier. Panther Jewel, the panther's influence on fashion, design and popular culture, and includes a 100-year chronology of Cartier's panther jewelery.
300 pages 150 illustrations language in English Released in July 2015 W 11.02 x L 13.97 x D 2.08 inches Linen hardcover in luxury case ISBN: 9781614284284 4.20 kilos
THE PANTHER IN ART. Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter, regularly contributes to art magazines such as Beaux-Arts, L'Lil, L'Objet d'art, Le Journal des Arts. She has published numerous books and curated the exhibition Voyage dans ma tête, Galbert's collection de coiffes ethniques d'Antoine, at the Maison Rouge in Paris in 2010. With Assouline she has published numerous books, including Ethnic Style (2001) , Primal Arts in two volumes (2005-06) and, more recently, Van Cleef & Arpels (2014).
EVOLUTION OF CARTIER'S PANTHER. Vivienne Becker is a contributing editor of the Financial Times magazine How to Spend It, writing for newspapers and magazines around the world and lecturing and broadcasting on this topic. She organized and wrote the catalog for the first major exhibition of René Lalique's jewelery, and was curator of Jewels of Fantasy, a traveling exhibition of costume jewelery from the 20th century. Becker's previous books for Assouline include The Impossible Collection of Jewelry (2012) and Sevan Biçakçi (2014).
CREATION OF A CARTIER PANTHER. Joanna Hardy began her career as a goldsmith before working at De Beers as a rough diamond appraiser and at Sotheby's on Bond Street as a senior jewelery specialist and auctioneer. Hardy established the Jewelery School of Excellence program, lecturing and holding masterclasses around the world, has published Collect Contemporary: Jewelry and Emerald: Twenty-One Centuries of Jeweled Opulence and Power with Thames and Hudson, and is a regular contributor to the magazine. The Telegraph's Luxury. and The Wall Street Journal.
THE PANTHER AS A CULTURAL ICON. André Leon Talley is a contributing editor to Vogue and a former American editor of the magazine at large. In 2014, he was appointed Artistic Director of Zappos Couture, and has served on the board of directors of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, since 2000. Talley has written several books, including Valentino (1982); ALT .: André Leon Talley (2003); Little Black Dress (2013); and Valentino: At the Emperor's Table (Assouline, 2014)
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