Companion Publication

Maker and Muse Book Cover

Commemorating this groundbreaking exhibition, Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry explores the stunning jewelry created between the late Victorian Era and First World War. The historic role of women, thoroughly detailed in five distinct areas of art jewelry design and fabrication, including British Arts and Crafts, French and Belgian Art Nouveau, Austrian and German Jugendstil, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Chicago Arts and Crafts.

Beautiful full-color photographs reveal the detailed, expert craftsmanship of these artistic works, while essays offer insight into the prevailing artistic movements, social milieus, and fashions affecting the creation of art jewelry by and for the new modern woman.

Essays are written by:
Elyse Zorn Karlin, Jewelry Historian and Exhibition Curator
Sharon S. Darling, Historian, Chicago
Jeannine Falino, Independent Curator, New York
Yvonne J. Markowitz and Emily Banis Stoehrer, Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curators of Jewelry,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Janis Staggs, Associate Curator of the Neue Galerie, New York

Foreword by Lise Dubé-Scherr, Executive Director
Preface by Richard H. Driehaus, Museum Founder and Collector
Principal Photography by John A. Faier
Published by The Monacelli Press, 2015

Books will be on sale in the Museum Store beginning February 2015.  Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry is now available for pre-order, click here to reserve your copy.

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