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Robert Lee Morris: The Power of Jewelry
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810949547, Hardcover)Award-winning designer Robert Lee Morris has dominated the world of high-fashion jewelry and body ornament in America for more than three decades. Morris's strong yet graceful shapes recall artifacts of ancient and aboriginal cultures, transformed by his imaginative vision and fine workmanship into sublimely fluid, organic works. This engaging book, told in his own words and illustrated with eye-popping photographs of his innovative designs, provides a candid, insider's view of the fashion world, seen through the eyes of one of its genuine icons.
The first gallery to show Morris's work was New York's Sculpture to Wear, which offered one-of-a-kind jewelry by fine artists such as Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, and Man Ray. Today Morris's pieces are found not only at his own gallery in New York's SoHo, but also in the high-fashion collections of Donna Karan, for whom he created a signature look, and in jewelry stores throughout the United States. Robert Lee Morris is sure to appeal to jewelry lovers and fashion aficionados everywhere, and to have a powerful influence on the next generation of cutting-edge designers.
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"Robert Lee Morris is unquestionably one of the most innovative designers of body ornament of our time. Long noted for his distinctive fusion of primal forms, hand workmanship, and cutting-edge sensibility, his organic pieces are enthusiastically sought by connoisseurs of high fashion around the world." "This book, written by the artist himself and profusely illustrated with examples of his work, presents the varied production of this design genius over the course of his career. The many images of Morris's works in metal and stone will fascinate anyone interested in the history of design, and will be an inspiration to collectors, designers, and students alike."--BOOK JACKET.
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