Jewels Of The Renaissance is an abridged work by Dr. Yvonne Hackenbroch’s original text published in 1979, establishing her reputation as the worlds’ foremost expert in the field of jewels. The fascination of jewels is rooted not only in their ability to please the eye but also in their power to express the range of human emotions and ambitions—love, friendship, religious devotion, superstition, and dynastic pride. Renaissance jewels are among the most alluring manifestations of an age that experienced the widening of old-established horizons, from the Old World to the New. This book by Dr. Hackenbroch is a seminal and comprehensive work, bringing to the subject not only her specialized knowledge and historical discipline but also a storyteller’s passion for the jewels’ beauty and power. With the kind permission of Dr. Hackenbroch’s estate, Assouline has abridged Dr. Hackenbroch’s original text to produce this spectacular book volume, brimming with luxurious imagery expressing the overflowing creativity and boundless spirit of the Age of the Renaissance.
- Text by Yvonne Hackenbroch
- Preface by Gonzague Saint Bris
- 11 inches by 14 inches
- 292 pages
- 200 illustrations
- Hardcover in a luxury slipcase