i got a few jewelry and art books for christmas including from hand to hand: passing on skill and know how in contemporary european jewelry, adorn: new jewelry, beguiled by the wild: the art of charly harper, and terry winters: paintings, drawings, prints, 1994-2004. all four are loaded with beautiful and interesting pictures. charley harper and terry winters are two of my new favorite artists. charley made his mark with graphic, colorful images of animals, cute and often sinister, while terry creates drawings and paintings all about line. the other books, both on contemporary jewelry, are very stylish. the work found inside demonstrates current themes in art jewelry and feature many of today's most innovative jewelers.
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