Sevan Biçakçi: The Timekeeper
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Part of Assouline’s special series, the Legends Collection, each hardcover tome is housed in its own elegant slipcase. These titles are the authority on their subjects, inspired by mythic eras, artists, and high society. Fit for royalty, these books are inspired by tastemakers across the centuries, and are essential to the culturally inclined influencers of today.
Sevan Biçakçi is a jeweler fit for an Ottoman emperor, encompassing a mastery of traditional techniques largely unseen in contemporary metalsmithing and gem cutting. An Istanbul native, Sevan is a visionary jeweler, fusing diverse elements of nature, ancient mythology, and Ottoman history, literature, and architecture into his award-winning creations. His imaginative designs and singular craftsmanship have intrigued and impressed fellow jewelers and connoisseurs for years, and his awe-inspiring jewels, unique in their storytelling artistry, are avidly sought by the world’s most discerning and sophisticated collectors.
Now, in a study and celebration of the essence of time itself, Sevan has explored the Ottoman tradition of timekeeping and clockmaking. For nine years, Sevan has channeled his imagination to create a collection of dramatic jewels that not only tell the time, but also recount the story of time, fusing the rational and the emotional. This evolving collection of extraordinary timepieces have all the allure and grace of Sevan’s original jewelry, bringing his artistic refinement and technical expertise to the centuries-old craft of watchmaking.
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Assouline Publishing was founded as a family company in 1994 by Proper and Martine Assouline. It has published approximately 1500 titles on subjects ranging from architecture, art, design, fashion, lifestyle, and travel and has brought the illustrated book market to life with products that are modern, luxurious, and creative.
Created with the goal of becoming the first luxury brand on culture, Assouline aims to supply everything needed for a contemporary library. An active contributor to the growth of the illustrated market and its integration into the worlds of luxury, fashion, and design, Assouline provides the highest quality book-objects, sharing a distinctive graphic identity and editorial savoir-faire that have captured imaginations while addressing new themes in a contemporary manner. With its style and vision, the brand is a true pioneer.
Released in December 2018
Author: Vivienne Becker
Publisher: Assouline Publishing Corporation
Book Details: 200 pages, 150 illustrations
Material: Hardcover in a luxury slipcase
Dimensions: (L 35 x W 28 x D 4) cm
Weight: 3.3 kg
Packaging: Packaged in a brown cardboard board box imprinted with the book title and brand name in black ink.