do not think there is a good history of post WW2 jewelry book, but
it would be awesome… Tyler/Temple University had a website for
jewelers in the past put together by a grad student documenting
modern jewelers…I found their site:
Maybe consider some of the Lark books with the 500 of rings,
bracelets, necklaces and so on.
In the textbook that I use for the art apprec class I teach, we had
a section about Albert Paley. It was great because he has made
sculptures in the area and was visiting one semester in which 2 local
university museums did exhibits of his work. Even though the Renwick
Gates are no longer in the text book, I still show his work to my
students. I have a book of his work from the museum shows. I would
guess there are good Art Nouveau metalwork books that would worth
I did a search on Amazon for “American Craft” and this has some
books that look interesting:
Also, some of the Art 21 maybe applicable.