New Directions in Jewellery II is a sourcebook of the most experimental jewellery design today, focusing on innovations in materials, technique, scale and concept as exemplified by the work of over 40 makers. Following the success of New Directions in Jewellery, this second volume showcases the latest developments in the field, and includes all new designers and illustrations, with an even greater international scope. Focusing on contemporary jewellery as an experimental practice that engages with fine art, craft, design, fashion and popular culture, this book further challenges our conception of adornment. With profiles and brief interviews with jewellers working in a variety of ways?from those who are manipulating the properties of metal to conceptual works that critique the cultural and social meanings that have built up around the wearing and manufacture of jewellery?this book documents the progress of an ever-broadening discipline. Alongside this visual survey is a contextualising essay by specialist and maker Lin Cheung and extended profiles of innovative practices and techniques.
The format of the book is designed to appeal to both the general reader and the jewellery specialist, with thematic sections providing a visual introduction to a wide range of jewellery. The extended pieces provide a deeper consideration of the expanding experimental areas in contemporary jewellery, with profiles of some of the key international figures working in jewellery today. Profiled designers include: Karl Fritsch, Cassandra Chilton, Carla Nuis, Kirsten Bak, Catherine Truman, Noa Nadir, Eija Mustonen, Lindsey Mann, Karin Seufert, Lucy Sarneel, Francis Willemstijn, Beate Eismann, Husam El Odeh, An Alleweireldt, Craig Isaac, Melanie Bilenker, Rory Hooper, Tiffany Parbs, Marc Monzo, Julia deVille, Katja Prins, Sebastian Buescher, Julie Blyfield, Teresa Milheiro, Arthur Hash, Silke Fleischer, Ela Bauer, Felieke van der Leest, Roseanne Bartley, Julia Turner, Ted Noten, Annamaria Zanella, Constanze Schreiber, Rheanna Lingham, Machteld van Joolingen, Dongchun Lee, Salima Thakker, Lin Cheung, Shari Pierce, Sigurd Bronger, Monika Brugger, Madeleine Furness, Lisa Walker, Iris Bodemer, Dinie Besems.