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Dec 06

A book that’s a work of art in itself.

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It’s inadequate to call Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation: A Century of Goldsmith’s Art – a book.

It is a work of art in its own right. What a gift to present to someone for Christmas, or any time of year. In fact, keep it for yourself.

In the throwaway world of today, where bling is bought and carelessly discarded, the treasures within this beautifully created book defy any thoughts of ‘throwaway’ anything. This is art that someone has been privileged to wear. Art designed by a craftsman.

Rosa Maria Bresciani Buccellati, the wife of the complicated and gifted Gianmaria, tells us that Gianmaria often said, ‘a jewel is a way of keeping memory alive’ and for her, this book evokes many such memories.

Gianmaria Bucceliati Foundation: A Century of Goldsmith’s Art is an exquisitely illustrated story of the famous international fashion house. It traces the history of goldsmith and jewelry art, in the treasures of the Buccellati Foundation designed by Mario and Gianmaria Buccellati, heirs to the illustrious Italian tradition which flourished during the Renaissance.

Called the ‘prince of goldsmiths’ by Gabriele d’Annunzio, Mario Buccellati created new unique and personal works inspired by Renaissance traditions. He is credited with making the ‘Buccellati style’ famous around the world.

This book reveals the story of a fashion dynasty appreciated by members of ruling houses, popes and intellectuals alike.

Gianmaria had a deep respect for his artisans and for the art of the goldsmith. He believed that beauty is a resource that can never be quickly discarded, and that true beauty is something that not only endures, but remains, forever, timeless.

This book proves the theory.

Length 320 pages. Binding fabric hardcover. Price £70.00