Ed. Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
Authors: Pierre Rainero, Guillermo Solana and Jorge Varela
408 pages with full-colour reproductions and technical entries on the 421 works on display; the texts also illustrated with numerous black and white documentary photographs, drawings of the exhibits and portraits of celebrities wearing them from the Cartier Archive.
Hardback with gold embossed cover.
There are two editions of the catalogue, in Spanish and English. They include a principal essay on the Cartier Collection by Pierre Rainero, the firm’s director of Image, Style and Heritage, plus texts by Guillermo Solana and Jorge Varela, the exhibition’s designer.
The catalogue also includes reproductions of the 421 works on display, all shown from different viewpoints and with details. In addition, each section of the catalogue is headed by explanatory texts. Like the exhibition, this catalogue presents the Cartier Collection for the first time in Spain: a collection of jewels, watches and exquisite accessories that is organised here both thematically and stylistically, from the Garland style of the late 19th century, the introduction of platinum, the rise of the Art Deco style and the influence of Oriental cultures to the most avant-garde creations inspired by fauna and flora.