Stardust: The Work and Life of Jeweler Extraordinaire Frédéric Zaavy (Hardback)
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Stardust: The Work and Life of Jeweler Extraordinaire Frédéric Zaavy (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages
Published: 26/10/2020
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Frédéric Zaavy's brilliant career as
a master jeweller shone like a meteor but flamed out far too soon.
Zaavy considered himself heir to the legacy of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier,
gem dealer to Louis XIV, and was chosen as the exclusive jeweller for
the 21st century revival of Fabergé. Zaavy's artistic genius lay in
painting with precious stones and in engineering remarkable settings to
hold those stones almost invisibly. His works achieved a preëminence in
the thousand-year evolution of French jewellery. The influences on his
life and work were myriad. Nature, quantum physics, art, music,
spirituality, poetry, literature, and even science fiction all shaped
his extraordinary world view and taste. He was a philosopher jeweller. Stardust
encapsulates the last year of his life, from the moment he learned he
would soon die, right through to the end, with his life still at full
throttle.


With a text by acclaimed French philosophical writer
Gilles Hertzog and a stunning visual narrative by celebrated
photographers John Bigelow Taylor and Dianne Dubler, Zaavy's work and
life are presented in a portrait of what was and of what might have
been.


Text in English and Simplified Chinese.

Publisher: Officina Libraria
ISBN: 9788833671031
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 2020 g
Dimensions: 305 x 245 mm

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