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Bulgari: Serpenti--Il potere delle metamorfosi/The Power of Metamorphosis

Bulgari: Serpenti--Il potere delle metamorfosi/The Power of Metamorphosis

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Bulgari: Serpenti--Il potere delle metamorfosi/The Power of Metamorphosis

W035181 | $45.00 / 10% library disc.

Alba Cappellieri. Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo, 2021.

248 pp. (and 5 loose postcards in pocket inside back cover). 200 col. ills. 25 x 18 cm. Bilingual in English and Italian. Hardcover.

ISBN 9788836649471

Metamorphosis is a central theme of contemporary creativity, investigated by artists, stylists, designers, philosophers and artisans who have crossed the exclusive fences of their respective disciplines in search of their changing inclusiveness. With a pioneering spirit, Bulgari also explores them in their different meanings: symbolic, creative and artistic. The protagonist of the narration is the snake, an emblem of regeneration in all cultures and an icon of the goldsmith's mastery of the Roman maison from the 1940s to today. In the symbolic metamorphoses, the reptile embodies the archetype of transformation and renewal that refers to the dualism of life, while in the creative ones its seductive spell has deeply inspired material culture, from ancient clothing to contemporary fashion, from primitive jewelery to collections of Bulgarians who celebrate it as a symbol, myth, creative theme and ornament for the person. Finally, on the artistic side, Bulgari asked five artists to represent their own idea of metamorphosis: Refik Anadol, Ann Veronica Janssens, Azuma Makoto, Daan Roosegaard and Vincent Van Duysen have thus interpreted them through the poetics of their respective artistic languages, with results surprising, heterogeneous and powerful, demonstrating how they are the most revolutionary and profound act in a person's life,

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Italy -- Post-1945 -- Jewelry -- Decorative Arts and Design --

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