Pharrell: Carbon, Pressure & Time: A Book of Jewels (Hardcover)

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by Pharrell Williams, NIGO(R), and Tyler the Creator


Few recording artists have had a greater hand in incorporating the culture of hip-hop into contemporary luxury than Pharrell Williams. Collaborating with Louis Vuitton nearly two decades ago, Pharrell was the first to have his designs integrated into the haute joaillerie of the great maisons. His innovative team-ups continue through to the present day, most memorably with Tiffany and Chanel, and the watchmaker Richard Mille. The most extravagant of these chains, rings, and pendants--crafted in precious metals and studded with gems--are as much a part of Pharrell's musical performance as they are of his personal style. His designs, which include one-off pieces such as solid-gold cases for mobile phones and handheld game consoles, have been legendary for featuring iconography of Pharrell's own brands, Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream. 
Featured in the book are over 100 pieces, many of which he created in tandem with some of the most recognizable designers in the industry--such as Jacob & Co, Yoon & Verbal, and Lorraine Schwartz. With frequent collaborators such as NIGO(R) and Tyler the Creator, Pharrell discusses his role in the evolution of hip-hop jewelry, the processes involved in the creation of his one-of-a-kind custom pieces, and the state of connoisseurship in a growing market for the most extravagant of hip-hop collectibles.
NOTE: This book was originally published with two different colored covers. Customers will be shipped either of the colors at random.

About the Author

Pharrell is a multiplatinum recording artist and a recipient of the CFDA's Fashion Icon Award.

NIGO(R) is a fashion designer and musician, the founder of *A Bathing Ape & Human Made.

Tyler the Creator is a multiplatinum recording artist and designer.

Product Details

Category: Music, Hip Hop

Language: English

Format/Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

ISBN-10: 0847899179

ISBN-13: 978-0847899173

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

Date Published: September 26, 2023

Pages: 216

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