Alexandre Reza. Dreams of yesterday. Realities of to-day

Alexandre Reza. Dreams of yesterday. Realities of to-day
  Zoom

Arlette Seta. Translated by Christine Jones. Foreword by Alexandre Reza. Introduction by Rene Huygue.

France. Editions d'art Monelle Hayot. 1985. First edition. English language edition. Cloth-bound hardback with raised design, dust jacket. 120 pages. Illustrated throughout with colour plates and b&w text illustrations. 305 x 220mm (12 x 8"). 0.95kg. English. Very good; light surface rubbing to dust jacket, a small 1cm tear and crease along bottom edge of front jacket; internally clean and free of any marks or inscriptions.

A book on the French jeweller and gem-collector Alexandre Reza, published to accompany an exhibition at the Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Reza has collected and set some of the most expensive gemstones of the twentieth century. His jewellery designs are famous for using beautiful gems in stunning combinations. The exhibition showed pieces that had been inspired by designs from history, hence the title. Each piece is well illustrated in colour and accompanied by informative historical text.