Contemporary Jewelry by Philip Morton
A Craftsman's Handbook
by Philip Morton
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970, colour and b/w photographs throughout, paperback, ISBN 0030762758
Very Good Condition, ex-library, tape residue on inside covers and title page, wear to spine and edges, cover slightly curved (see photographs)
'Philip Morton is a professional jeweler with a long career i teaching and designing contemporary jewelry. A pioneer of the art, the author was first attracted to this exciting field by a jewelry course his wife took at a WPA Art Project int eh late thirties. His initial efforts found a ready market in San Francisco, and by 1946 he was also producing his won line of contemporary silverware.
In 1947 the School for American Craftsmen invited Mr. Morton to teach metal design at Alfred, New York. The following year he joined the newly formed Art Department at the University of Minnesota, where he established the contemporary jewelry and three-dimensional design programs. He was also responsible for one of the first bronze sculpture foundries built for a university art program.'