The presentation of jewel historian Bianca Cappello’s new book, “History of Italian fashion jewelry”, published by Skira, was held at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, on the island of San Servolo, on the 9th of June 2016.
“History of Italian fashion jewelry” is an essential book to come to know an important sector of Made in Italy. From the country’s Unification in 1861 to the first years of the new millennium, the narration intertwines styles and techniques, tradition e innovation, unearthing a world of experimentation and sophisticated fun.
in fashion jewelry fashion, art, design, craftsmanship and the history of society mix and express the tastes of a community through its numerous cultural expressions. Talking about Italian fashion jewelry means travelling through the history of the habits and customs of a people that has always striven to build a creative code under the banner of beauty.
Bianca Cappello, a historian and critic of jewelry, is a teacher, coordinator and organiser of lectures and seminars on the history of jewelry and fashion jewelry, an activity she integrates with publications on this topic. She has organised jewelry and fashion jewelry exhibitions for museums and public institutes, and has been an advisor for museum collections. She lives in Milan.
Presentation Stefano Papi
Introduction Doretta Davanzo Poli
Among those attending was Gianni Moretti, Ercole Moretti’s expert on murrina glasswork, who told stories and anecdotes from a life spent among murrina bijoux.