MFA Collection Books

Jewelry by Artists
In the Studio 1940-2000

Kelly H. L’Ecuyer, Gerald W. R. Ward, Yvonne J. Markowitz, Michelle Tolini Finamore
Format Regular Price Member Price
Hardcover $55.00 $49.50

312 pages. 242 color and 10 b/w illust., 9.5 x 10.25 in, ISBN: 978-0-87846-750-1

With over 150 bracelets, brooches, necklaces, and rings from the world-renowned Daphne Farago Collection, Jewelry by Artists presents the major events, ideas, and individuals who shaped the field of studio jewelry and maps its evolution and major themes. Featuring in-depth discussions of such artist-jewelers as Alexander Calder, Art Smith, Margaret De Patta, Robert Ebendorf, and Gijs Bakker, Jewelry by Artists is an essential reference work for anyone creating, teaching, or collecting in the field of studio jewelry today.

Editorial Reviews
"Jewelry by Artists [is] a fascinating history of the field. The book is a testament to Daphne Farago's keen eye and good judgment, with accessible and authoritative essays by Kelly H. L'Ecuyer and other MFA curators."
- Monica Moses, American Craft, June/July 2012
"More than just a book, it is a guide for any collector, artist, or teacher of studio jewelry."
-American Style, July 2011