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nsaio6 - editors edition
nsaio6 - museum edition

New Jewellery from Idar-Oberstein

Edited by Trier University of Applied Sciences, Campus Idar-Oberstein.
368 pp., 17.5 x 24.5 cm, 266 ills. in colour and 22 in b/w. Softcover.
English / German.
ISBN: 978-3-89790-473-6 

"New jewellery from Idar-Oberstein 6“ is the anniversary catalogue of the Department of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein. It shows works in stone, jewellery and photography from students of the Trier University of Applied Sciences Department of Gemstones and Jewellery in Idar-Oberstein.

With contributions by Ute Eitzenhöfer, Eva-Maria Kollischan, Wilhelm Lindemann, Julia Wild, Theo Smeets and Marjan Unger

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Students & graduates can buy this book for 29 € + shipping at the university (Opens window for sending emailFrau Kammann)

Edelstein | Kunst

352 pages, 24 x 30,5 cm, 316 colour ills.
Hardcover with dust jacket.
English / German.
ISBN: 978-3-89790-465-1 

Gemstones have always been, since time immemorial, heavily charged with meanings, have even been regarded as magical objects. For that reason they have also become an art medium since the early modern age and have shaped as art symbols – in the form of the crystal – both Romanticism and Modernism, for example in the works of Caspar David Friedrich, Lyonel Feininger and many more. In the latter half of the twentieth century, not only have such artists as Bernd Munsteiner, Ute Eitzenhöfer and Bernhard Schobinger rediscovered the gemstone; through the Hochschule für Edelstein und Schmuck Trier/Idar-Oberstein and other similar specialist institutions it is also undergoing a revival in today’s art production – right up to Damien Hirst. This publication spans an arc from stone-cutting in the early modern age to the (gemstone) art of the twenty-first century. A large section devoted to illustrations – featuring art historically important works – encompasses the diversity of contemporary positions for the first time.

With essays by Wilhelm Lindemann, Idar-Oberstein, Regine Prange, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. and Paulus Rainer, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna

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Artist in Residence 2006 - 2015

This english/german catalogue offers an overview of works by almost 50 jewellery artists made as a donation for their residency in Idar-Oberstein. 
Publisher Jakob Bengel Stiftung.
English / Deutsch, 133 pages.

12 Euro + shipping

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nsaio 5 (2014) - english / deutsch

This catalogue offers a choice of present work by students of the Trier University of Applied Sciences, Department of Gemstones and Jewellery at campus Idar-Oberstein.
English / Deutsch, 66 pages, 38 photos.

5 Euro + shipping

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What is jewellery?

This new publication is a reflection on that question. Here is an interdisciplinary approach transcending the familiar categories crafts or art, applied or fine. What matters here is exploring what jewellery is – not what it looks like. Thinking Jewellery is the distilled result of a symposium with the same title that has been jointly hosted since 2005 by the Idar-Oberstein course in gem and jewellery design by Trier Polytechnic and the city of Idar-Oberstein. Each year in May more than a hundred jewellery designers, students and academics from all over Europe convene in Idar-Oberstein to conduct a comprehensive discourse without boundaries on the theoretical foundations of jewellery. The publication contains the most interesting lectures given over the five years since the Colloquium was instituted by major artists in jewellery, distinguished ethnologists, philosophers, psychologists, cultural anthropologists and scientists. Lavishly illustrated to showcase the objects discussed, it documents the standards so spectacularly achieved by the Idar-Oberstein Jewellery Institute.

"ThinkingJewellery" fascinatingly exemplifies the productive interaction of theoretical reflection and practical execution. MORE 




nsaio 3 (2007)

this catalogue offers a lot of images and a description of the MA-study

German/English, 64 pages.

13 Euro + shipment

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nsaio 2 (2005)

this catalogue has been made in cooperation with gallery aurum in frankfurt. it accoompagnied the exhibition nsaio 2 (neuer Schnuck aus Idar-oberstein = new jewelelry from Idar-Oberstein)

Deutsch, 16 Seiten.

4 Euro + shipment

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Über Schmuck und Stein (1996)

(on jewellery and gems)

the state of the art anno 1996...

Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt
German/English 163 pages.

sold out

Theo Smeets, February 7, 2017