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The Cartiers by Francesca Cartier Brickell
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Jun 08, 2021 | ISBN 9780525621638

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“A human story—one even the unadorned will read with pleasure.—The New York Times

“Extraordinary.”—The Spectator

“Dramatic.”—The Economist


“Astounding.”—André Leon Talley

“Mesmerising.”—Town & Country


“Glorious.”—The Mail on Sunday

“Francesca Cartier Brickell’s art of weaving the [personal and historical] together . . . show her mastery as a born storyteller with quite a tale to tell.”—Forbes
“An incredible monograph.”—New York Journal of Books

“The Cartier family had, for four generations, a ringside view of events that shaped the world as we know it.”—GQ

“Artfully documented . . . The story of the Cartier family is the story of wealth creation in the 19th and 20th centuries as it moved in waves from country to country.”—Bloomberg

“A must-read for any jewelry professional.”—JCK

“An engrossing study of jewelry history and of high society at its flashiest, studded with entertaining anecdotes.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“An enthralling book because it is the work of a true historian, because it is a phenomenal story and because it is told from the inside, with as much heart and humor as intelligence.”—Michèle Bimbenet-Privat, Curator Objets d’art, Musée du Louvre

“Taking a fresh approach to the story of Cartier, Brickell . . . has created a history at once expansive and intimate.”—Beth Carver Wees, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“A fascinating read, engagingly written, with much new information.”—Martin Chapman, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, author of Cartier and America

“Masterly and compelling.”—Richard Edgcumbe, Victoria and Albert Museum

“Deeply researched and highly energetic . . . The Cartiers shows how the family firm not only created a time and place in history, but how they also helped shape the modern world of luxury.”—Bill Dedman, bestselling author of Empty Mansions

“A telling social history . . . While the diamonds, emeralds and sapphires are indeed stunning, it is the Cartier family characters who steal the show in this gem of a book.”—Sonia Purnell, New York Times bestselling author of A Woman of No Importance

“Through long-lost letters, Cartier Brickell tells the intimate story of how her family’s business conquered the world of luxury in the face of revolution, wars, and global depression. The Cartiers is an enchanting jewel of a book.”—Douglas Smith, author of Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy

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