Wait for the first class jewels, Gigi.

by Rainey Knudson September 24, 2007

The MFAH has published an impressive tome in conjnunction with the exhibit of the Helen Wiliams Drutt avant-garde jewelry collection, opening this Sunday, Sept. 30. The hefty, 528-pager features color plates and thoughtful write-ups on 200 of the 724 pieces in the collection, plus a complete collection catalog at the back with an image of all the jewelry and assorted drawings, sketches, etc. A big brava! goes out to contemporary design curator Cindi Strauss, whose essays provide the background for a late-20th century movement that led human adornment away from ideas of preciousness to, simply, ideas. This should be a good one — look for our preview of the actual show later this week!

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