Sylvie Raulet & Olivier Baroin.
La Bibliotheque des Arts. Lausanne. 2011. First edition. French edition. Hardback, square quarto; black cloth-bound boards with image pasted to front board, dust jacket. 352 pages. Illustrated profusely in colour and b&w. French. 285 x 285mm. 2.7kg. 9782884531689. Good, in good dust jacket; light wear to boards and jacket, binding slightly shaken, slight wave to pages, small knock to lower forecorner and base of spine, no inscriptions; slight toning to spine of jacket, ruffling to spine ends and forecorners, short 1cm tear to base of spine.
The first book to be dedicated to the life and work of the French jewellery designer Suzanne Belperron (1900-1983). Belperron was a major figure in twentith century jewellery, working first for Rene Boivin and then collaborating with the gem dealer Bernard Herz. Her designs were worn by the Duchess of Windsor, Elsa Schaiparelli, Colette, Diana Vreeland and many others. Belperron never signed her work but, following the discovery of her lost archive in 2007, the publication of this book provides a much-needed reference work to her jewellery.