Fingers: Jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand PDF ePub eBook

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Fingers: Jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand free pdf On 22 November 1974, five jewellers opened Aotearoa's first contemporary jewellery gallery in a narrow shop at 6 Lorne Street, in the centre of Auckland. Fingers jewellery cooperative was an answer to the challenge of how to make a living from their craft, while keeping true to the alternative spirit of the 1970s. Over the subsequent four decades, Fingers has made a huge contribution to contemporary jewellery, representing many of this country's leading jewellers, and providing a home for some of the most sophisticated thinking about craft, materials and adornment in Aotearoa. In this richly illustrated book, Damian Skinner and Finn McCahon-Jones tell the history of Fingers through objects, texts, images, posters and invitations - all the evidence that demonstrates that the story of Fingers is also the largely untold history of contemporary jewellery and craft in Aotearoa New Zealand.

About Damian Skinner

Damian Skinner is an art historian and curator of Applied Art and Design at the Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira. His publications include Given: Jewellery by Warwick Freeman (Starform, 2004), Metaphysical Heart: Jewellery by Peter McKay (Rim Books, 2007), Between Tides: Jewellery by Alan Preston (Godwit, 2008), 1839 Exchanges: Jewellery by Jason Hall (Rim Books, 2008), Pocket Guide to New Zealand Jewelry (Velvet da Vinci, 2010), Kobi Bosshard: Goldsmith (Bateman, 2012), Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective (Lark Books, 2012), and A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand: Place and Adornment (Bateman, 2014), co-authored with Kevin Murray. Finn McCahon-Jones is Curator Auckland Stories at the Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira. Before that, he was Associate Curator of Applied Art and Design. He is host and producer of the Kid's Show on BFM, and has a long involvement with not-for-profit art spaces in Auckland. His publications include an essay in Bespoke: The Pervasiveness of the Handmade (Objectspace, 2006). He is curator of the exhibition Fingers: Jewellery for Aotearoa New Zealand at Objectspace, Auckland, in 2014.

Details Book

Author : Damian Skinner
Publisher : David Bateman Ltd
Data Published : 15 October 2014
ISBN : 1869538625
EAN : 9781869538620
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 152 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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