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Jewels of the Renaissance

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The fascination of jewels is rooted not only in their ability to please the eye but also in their power to express the range of human emotions and ambitions—love,...

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Yvonne Hackenbroch (1912–2012) was born in Frankfurt, Germany; she studied art history at the University of Munich, earning a doctorate in 1936. During and after the war she worked partly at the British Museum, and was part of the team that catalogued the Sutton Hoo treasure. In 1949 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York invited her to become a curator specializing in Renaissance art. Her book Renaissance Jewellery , published in 1979, is considered the seminal work on the subject, extending her worldwide reputation as the leading expert in this field.

Gonzague Saint Bris is a French writer, historian, journalist, and radio and television broadcaster who resides in his family château, Clos Lucé at Amboise, where Leonardo da Vinci lived and died. Creator of events such as the Cabourg Romantic Film Festival in Normandy and the Forest of Books, a literature festival in the Loire Valley, Saint Bris has been awarded Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and Commander of Arts and Letters. His recent books include Louis XIV et le grand siècle (2012), François Ier et la Renaissance (2008), and Sur les pas de Léonard de Vinci (2006).

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Page count

292 pages

Number of illustrations




Released on

September 2015


W 112 x L 13.93 x D 2 in

Cover materials

Hardcover in a luxury slipcase




9.0 lb

Yvonne Hackenbroch

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Since its beginnings in 1994, Assouline has been dedicated to creating books that are as informational as they are beautiful works of art. The respect for the product and the process of creation is evident in every facet – the traditional technique of hand-binding covers, the imagery that transports the reader to another place and time, the luxurious thickness of each page.

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Coupling an effortless assembly with the ability to showcase every collection from Icons to Ultimates, the Assouline A Bookstand is as elegant as the titles it holds. Designed by Alex Assouline, the luxe stand, with an engraved Assouline A logo centered on both panels, comes in black, red, or clear acrylic.

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