Dinh Van
Price $25.00
Price $25.00
Named one of the most creative French jewelers in the 1960s by the press, Jean Dinh Van designed innovative and subtly humorous pieces that were a breath of fresh air in the staid world of jewelry, which was still dominated at the time by traditional parure designs intended to be worn with high-fashion outfits and reserved for special occasions. Today the house of Dinh Van perpetuates the contemporary, timeless, minimalist esthetic of its creator. Nothing is automated or mechanized: The artisan is led by a passion for metal and attention to accuracy when hammering a 24-karat-gold disc. This craftsmanship gives birth to a unique creation, combining design and technique. Dinh Van’s creations have always been inspired by observation of the world and everyday objects, and since the beginning, Dinh Van collections have included pieces with a sophisticated sense of humor, from Menottes rings and Chinese Pi discs to entwined hearts or razor blade motifs. This elegantly illustrated volume reviews the iconic creations of the house whose spirit continues to reach wider audiences.
ISBN: 9781614284673
6 x 8½ in – 15.5 x 21.5 cm
80 pages | 60 illustrations
Hardcover with jacket
About The Author
Art historian and archaeologist Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter is a journalist and art critic, regularly contributing to art magazines including Beaux-Arts, L’Œil, L’Objet d’art, Le Journal des Arts. She has published numerous books on primitive arts and the art of adornment, and she curated the exhibition Voyage dans ma tête, la collection de coiffes ethniques d’Antoine de Galbert, at the Maison Rouge in Paris in 2010. With Assouline she has published many books, including Ethnic Style (2001), the two-volume Primal Arts (2005–06), and most recently Van Cleef & Arpels (2014).

Vogue, France - "The most beautiful vintage jewelry: Dinh Van", October 2015
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