The relationship crafts- design through jewelry. A historical-technical perspective

Autores UPV
Revista Iconofacto


ABSTRACT: This article discusses relationships and contemporary jewelry components from the crafts perspective, an evolutionary view in which design is seen as a tool to promote materials, techniques, and their connotations. It addresses a basic taxonomy and concepts of craftsmanship in the European and Latin American contexts, in order to evaluate a contemporary definition of jewelry, the influence of the materials on their connotations, the importance of the technique and the design process to add unique value. The proposed analysis intends to show the close relationship between craft and jewelry under a historical- technical approach which defines common elements on the significant value of the objects and their production processes through the intervention of design. The methodological aspects of this study contribute to the development of broader research focused on the design process of the jewel itself.