With a look to the best designs and designers from the Victorian era through the 20th century and into the 21st, set against a backdrop of social and cultural history, this book brings the very best of the Carole Tanenbaum Collection to aficionados and would-be collectors alike.
|Victorian era & art nouveau (1837-1914) : romantic, sentimental, bold|
|Art deco & prewar (1920-1935) : luxe, exotic, graphic|
|Post-depression & the war years (1936-1949) : restrained, feminine, elegant|
|The fifties (1950-1959) : optimistic, opulent, glamorous|
|The sixties & seventies (1960-1979) : artisanal, permissive, global|
|The eighties & nineties (1980-1999) : garish, minimal, severe|
|Into the twenty-first century (2000-present) : a return to fabulous|
|Collecting vintage costume jewelry|
Carole Tanenbaum, a high-profile personality in the worlds of costume jewelry and fashion, is one of North America's foremost collectors of vintage costume jewelry. Her pieces are featured in more than forty international venues, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Barneys, and have been showcased in exhibitions in museums that include New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Born and raised in New York, she now lives in Toronto and Palm Beach.