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by Geoffrey Munn


Geoffrey Munn's other book Tiaras A History of Splendour is the major book on the subject of tiaras and it is really focused on tiaras, not just jewelry. This book is a much smaller book but just as good of a reference.

Geoffrey Munn's other book Tiaras A History of Splendour is the major book on the subject of tiaras and it is really focused on tiaras, not just jewelry. It does have some funny sections on fashion of the day and the general evolution of headgear as jewelry and some on the hairstyles that went with it. Some of the styles are hilarious. The photos in this book were also very good and since it's a smaller book the issue of having to flip through multiple pages to find a plate wasn't as much of a problem here

Geoffrey Munn traces the history of the tiara, illustrated with striking examples by famous designers such as Faberge, Cartier, Westwood and Versace

Geoffrey Munn traces the history of the tiara, illustrated with striking examples by famous designers such as Faberge, Cartier, Westwood and Versace. Originally worn by royal and aristocratic ladies as symbols of status and by brides as symbols of love, tiaras are now enjoying a revival as a fashion statement.

In this gem of a book, Geoffrey Munn, jeweler by appointment to the British monarchy, presents both classic and contemporary interpretations of diadems and headdresses spanning two centuries. The featured designers include Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef, and Versace. From priceless pieces commissioned by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria to a punk-rock acrylic creation by Vivienne West-wood, the sumptuous photos and accompanying histories are sure to thrill royal watchers and riot grrls alike.

Tiaras, Past and Present is published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Spring 2002.

Tiaras, Past and Present" is published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in Spring 2002. It is a glittering celebration of these sumptuous jewels which are currently enjoying a revival. Far from being a fashion dinosaur, an outmoded, cumbersome relic from a former age, the tiara is now recognised again as the most flattering and versatile form of jewellery, and contemporary designers vie with one another to reinvent it in ever more imaginative creations.

Geoffrey Munn is Managing Director of Wartski jewellers by appointment to the British Royal Family, with many artistocratic clients. Geoffrey Munn is Managing Director of Wartski jewellers by appointment to the British Royal Family, with many artistocratic clients. He is also a well known media personality. He frequently appears on television and radio in addition to giving popular lectures.

Presents both classic and contemporary interpretations of diadems and headdresses spanning two centuries, including the works of such designers as Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef, and Versace, from the commissions for Queen Victoria to Vivienne Westwood's punk-rock acrylic creation.

Tiaras: Past and Present. ISBN 9781851775347 (978-1-85177-534-7) Softcover, V & A Publishing, 2008. Find signed collectible books: 'Tiaras: Past and Present'. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing. Geoffrey Munn at LibraryThing.

Geoffrey Charles Munn, OBE, MVO, FSA, FLS. (born in Hastings on 11 April 1953) is a British jewellery specialist, television presenter and writer. He is best known as one of the experts on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow. Munn's first television appearance was in 1963 when he, and his brother, Roger Munn, featured with their pet fox cubs on Johnny Morris's Animal Magic

Any woman who has ever wanted to be queen for a day understands the appeal of that most magnificently impractical of accessories, the tiara. Once an aristocratic status symbol, more recently worn by brides as a symbol of love, the tiara today is enjoying a tongue-in-cheek style revival. In this gem of a book, Geoffrey Munn, jeweler by appointment to the British monarchy, presents both classic and contemporary interpretations of diadems and headdresses spanning two centuries. The featured designers include Fabergé, Cartier, Boucheron, Van Cleef, and Versace. From priceless pieces commissioned by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria to a punk-rock acrylic creation by Vivienne Westwood, the photos and accompanying histories are sure to thrill royal watchers and fashionistas alike.
Mushicage
What a great little book on all things Tiara. Was thinking it was covering British one's for the Queen's diamond jubilee (love the Queen!) but it was so much more. Tiaras from all sorts of places & kingdoms. Great photos & descriptions. I ordered it as "used" & it was in perfect condition. Was pleasantly surprised to see it was a V&A book from the Victoria Albert Museum in London. Major score!
Daiktilar
This is one of the three current books on tiaras. Geoffrey Munn's other book Tiaras A History of Splendour is the major book on the subject of tiaras and it is really focused on tiaras, not just jewelry. This book is a much smaller book but just as good of a reference. It does have some funny sections on fashion of the day and the general evolution of headgear as jewelry and some on the hairstyles that went with it. Some of the styles are hilarious. The photos in this book were also very good and since it's a smaller book the issue of having to flip through multiple pages to find a plate wasn't as much of a problem here. It is worth having both books since there are some things in here that are not in the larger book. Enjoy the tiaras and the gossip!
Ger
Wow! I just got this book, and G.Mann's huge other tiara book. This one is based on the exhibit that was done at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and contains not only old tiaras, but modern ones done just for the exhibit. There is very little overlap between the two books, so I was not disappointed. The photos are huge, clear, and show lots of detail. There's also lots of good information. The other, bigger book is a better deal at $47, but this one's no slouch either, and the price and size would make it a great gift.

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Gavirus
This coffee table book is worth the price. In addition to being a gem historian and raconteur on Antique Roadshow UK Mr. Munn makes the pieces shown approachable for Jewelry/ history buff of all ages and tastes. Give this gentleman a knighthood !
Ishnjurus
Beautiful book
Agamaginn
Got this as a gift for someone and they loved it!
Dandr
This is a lovely book. One I am happy to just flip through to enjoy the pictures or to spend more in depth time learning about the history of specific tiaras. A wonderful addition to my bookshelf.
another book of beautiful jewelery and tiaras, my nieces love this book also
Tiaras: Past and Present ebook
Author:
Geoffrey Munn
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V & A Publishing (May 1, 2008)
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