With Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal Cristina Filipe presents a comprehensive examination of the history of Portuguese studio jewellery from the dawn of the avant-garde in the 1960s through to the contemporary trends of the early twenty-first century.
Filipe sheds light on societal upheavals as well as on the actors who helped to transform jewellery design in Portugal. For here, too - and even under the pressure and restrictions of the Estado Novo dictatorship under Antonio de Oliveira Salazar (1930s through to the so-called Carnation Revolution of 1974) - artists reacted to international influences and developed their specific responses to them.
Courtesy of numerous interviews with protagonists from the different generations, the author has accomplished a detailed record of developments and trends in contemporary jewellery in Portugal.
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