Torun: Conversation with Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube
by Westin, Ann
Stockholm: Carlsson, (1999). -. Near Fine/Good. -. Scarce. Inscribed by Torun. Vivianna Torun Bulow-Hube (1927-2004), often known simply as Torun, was one of Sweden's most important 20th century silversmiths and a master jeweler. She was also renowned for her tableware and sculptural work. She is the first female silversmith to have become internationally famous. In her later years Torun lived and worked in Jakarta, Indonesia. This book is inscribed to Robert Gelbard, who was the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. It is accompanied by a presentation note dated 1/5/01 with its envelope and a brochure featuring her work from the jeweler Georg Jensen. She writes in her note "Dear Bob, Just a token of my great admiration for you and your wife here is the book about my work (in Swedish and English), It was such a pleasure for me, who don't [sic] get around in diplomatic circles too often, to meet you both and hear about your wife's deep engagement in development work and health care too....All the best Vivianna Torun." The book is a chronological account of Torun's career and creations with numerous black and white and occasional color photographs. The text is in both Swedish and English. While the interior of the book is in near fine condition, The cloth covers of the book are unfortunately waterstained, as are the insides of the white and black dust jacket. This had no affect on the interior of the book, which is in near fine condition. 157 pages. DECART/013117.
(Inventory #: 30990)
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