Georg Jensen Jewelry

Author(s): TAYLOR D


The Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866 - 1935) first established a worldwide reputation as a designer of flatware, hollowware, and jewellery in the arts and crafts idiom of the early twentieth century, then went on to become a foremost international designer of elegant and refined silver creations in the modernist style. This book surveys his work from his beginnings as a self-taught artist through his apprenticeship to a master silversmith and beyond. His work is highly sought after today, and he is considered one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. Richly illustrated, the book provides thorough, detailed coverage of the full range of Jensen's jewellery. The contributors to the volume consider Jensen in the context of American modernist jewellery, the significance of the international exhibitions and Worlds Fairs at which he first promoted his work, and the output of his company, where his own designs and those of current silversmiths working in related styles continue to be produced. Collectors, design historians, and admirers of Jensen's original designs will be delighted with this splendid and wide-ranging display of his work. Exhibition schedule: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture (July 14 - October 16, 2005)


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David A. Taylor is a folklorist and curator at the Library of Congress. He has been conducting research on Georg Jensen for more than thirty years and has published a book on Jensen's hollowware.

General Fields

  • : 9780300107067
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
  • : 2.087
  • : July 2005
  • : 310mm X 250mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : TAYLOR D
  • : -
  • : 739.27092
  • : 304
  • : 50 illustrations, 250 colour images