Jewelry and Its Place Among the Decorative Arts

A three-day conference titled “Expressions of the Modern: Jewelry in the Context of the Decorative Arts 1910-1945,” discussed the relationship of style in jewelry and style in architecture, fashion and interior and industrial design. The conference was held in June in New York City and was directed by Joyce Jonas, president of the American Society of Jewelry Historians and adjunct assistant professor of arts at New York University, and Lisa Koenigsberg, adjunct associate professor of arts at NYU. Twenty speakers lectured on all aspects of the modern movement in the decorative arts between the end of the Edwardian Age and the end of World War II. The foundation for the conference was laid in the following presentations: “Paris in 1925: Defining the Art Deco Style” by Martin Eidelberg; “American Architecture and Design, 1929-1945” by R. Craig Miller; “Defining Origins of Mo

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