Gabriela Koschatzky-Elias | Carl Aigner (Hg.)


jewellery and more!

224 pages
22.5 x 30 cm, 250 illustrations in colour and black and white. Hardcover with dust jacket.
English / German

 49,80 incl. VAT

ISBN 978-3-89790-245-9 Category:


Gabriela Koschatzky-Elias

writes absorbingly on the life and work of Fritz Maierhofer, one of the most important contemporary Austrian jewellery artists, whose international career took off in late-1960s London. Under the sway of that throbbing city, he had arrived at a conception of jewellery and a language of forms that were distinctively his own. Maierhofer places jewellery on an equal footing with painting, sculpture and architecture.

What is crucial to him is the artistic intention rather than the market value of the materials used. Maierhofer keeps coming up with new statements – using acrylic glass and precious metals in the 1970s, pewter and gold in the 1980s and, in the 1990s, aluminium, steel and computer technology while his most recent work features the new material CORIAN®.

A further publication in our art jewellery series: the first comprehensive monograph surveying Fritz Maierhofer’s work from the 1960s to the present. With superlative colour illustrations and texts by a group of distinguished specialists in the field (including Ralph Turner and Graziella Folchini Grassetto).

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Photo: © MAK/Georg Mayer

Margit Hart interviews Fritz Maierhofer, one of the protagonists of the international art jewellery scene. A retrospective of his jewellery, including new sculpture and tables, has been on view at the MAK Vienna in conjunction with the Bollmann Collection in the exhibition Jewellery 1970-2015 in spring 2015. Read the complete interview on Art Jewelry Forum (March 2015).


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