Apprendre et transmettre dans le bijou contemporain européen | Passing on Skill and Know-How in European Contemporary Jewellery
Carole Guinard, Liesbeth den Besten, Mònica Gaspar
From Hand to Hand presents the relationship between European master jewelers and their apprentices through a selection of contemporary jewellery.
The technical skills traditionally acquired in ateliers have enabled the production of precious jewellery that combines prestige and market value. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches: this book features works by 58 artisans from 3 generations who studied in several European countries. From Hand to Hand celebrates the transmission of traditions and knowledge from the past to the present. The words of the jewellers themselves, passing on the secrets of their trade, and those of their apprentices, accompany the photographs that depict their stunning creations.
Carole Guinard is an exhibition curator and designer. A creator of jewellery and the founder of the Nà˜ gallery in Lausanne (1986—95), she is both the exhibition designer and curator of the collection of contemporary jewelry at MUDAC.
Liesbeth den Besten is a freelance journalist and writes for Dutch and international art and design magazines. She is the chairwoman of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation for contemporary jewellery.
Mònica Gaspar is an art historian and free-lance curator. She writes on jewelry and other artifacts in their position between art and design.