Cartier: Innovation through the 20th Century, Flammarion, 2008
By Francois Chaille
For over a century and a half, Cartier has created some of the world's most beautiful pieces... the pieces epitomize elegance and originality. This book feature 175 precious pieces to highlight the milestones of 20th century design. Each piece represents a benchmark in the world of high-end jewelry design and creativity.
The beautiful jewelry is photographed in actual size and clearly displays all the intricate designs and craftsmanship. Detailed descriptions and illustrations are drawn from the vast Cartier archives in London, Paris and New York. Six essays reveal various aspects of the house's fascinating history including my favorite... the 1910 Ballets Russes designs.
This book is an essential reference for collectors and a visual feast of rare gemstones. It showcases the iconic Cartier pieces in a chic format and hard-cover design.