Lessons from the Avante-Garde

Lessons from the Avante-Garde

 
In the late 1920s, influenced by their collaborations with architects like Le Corbusier and artists like Braque and Miro, French jewelry designers Jean Fouquet, Raymond Templier, Gerard Sandoz and Jean Despres brought an entirely new and rigorously modern aesthetic to this most traditional of arts. Working not only in gold and diamonds but also in steel, enamel, hematite and rock crystal, their work sought to capture the essence of form and the dynamics of function - and in doing so, captured the essence of the Art Deco era, as well.
 
Join jewelry historian Lisa Schoening in an exploration of the work of the French avante-garde  jewelers, whose emphasis on architectural forms, lush colored gems  and impeccable construction finds a worthy heir in Claudia Endler Designs.
 
Lisa Schoening teaches Gemology and The History of Jewelry at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) Los Angeles, does marketing for Jewelers Mutual, and in her spare time tries to school her cats in the importance of historic preservation, particularly of her rugs.
 
Date:  Sunday,  May 6th, 2012
 
Time:  2-4 PM.  Doors open at 2pm, lecture starts at 2:30pm
 
Place:   Cero Space, 676 S. Avenue 21, Unit 33 (2nd Floor), Los Angeles  CA, 90031 
 
Map:  Click here for map and directions.  We suggest you print out the map and bring it with you.
 
Parking :  Parking is free.  View map for parking areas.   Parking is also available on S. Avenue 21.
 
Ticket Price:  $10 per person, includes light refreshments.  Click here to purchase tickets.  Or go to        
 
 
Contact:  call 323-225-5924 or email info@cerospace.com
 
Curent/Future/Past: 
Past
Show Dates: 
May 6, '12