Alexandre Reza

Pierres de lumière


Preface de René Huyghe de l’Académie française

Alexandre Reza owns the most beautiful collection of precious stones in the world. He chooses them with science, sizes them with an infallible intuition, and assembles them into magical ornaments that draw their inspiration from history or are pure products of contemporary creation. In each case, it is the beauty of the stone that guides its choice. This book deals with gems, from mine to size, gives the history and description of different gemstones, and quotes the jewels that have punctuated history. From drawings by Holbein, Piero della Francesca, Morisson and Pouget, Alexandre Reza brings to life these projects designed for jewelery, which had never been executed before.

21 x 29.7 cm
160 pages
158 colour and black & white illustrations
Hardbound under laminated jacket
ISBN: 978-2-903824-16-9

Out of print