By Michelle Graff
The cover of David Yurman Cable, published this month by Rizzoli New York (Photo credit: David Yurman Cable © David Yurman 2017). “Cable is the river that runs through all of our collection,” said the designer.
New York--The first book about jewelry designer David Yurman just came out and, surprise, surprise, it’s all about the twisted wire rope that made him famous.

Yurman was a sculptor who, in partnership with his wife, Sybil, launched his namesake jewelry company in 1980, debuting his cable bracelet in 1983.

Thirty-four years later, it’s become his signature and one of the most widely recognized forms in modern jewelry design, propelling Yurman to international success.

And now there’s a book about it.

“David Yurman Cable” is a 216-page hardcover tome that is 12.5” x 12.25” and includes 150 color and black-and-white photographs, never-before-seen sketches by Yurman and informational text.

A press release about the book states: “‘David Yurman Cable’ explores cable as an archetypal form in both history and nature and Yurman’s artistic use of it as the brand’s defining visual icon.”

It retails for $95 and is available from Rizzoli, the New York publishing house and book store that also did Stellene Volandes’s “Jeweler,” the coffee-table book on James De Givenchy’s jewelry, and held a launch party for the recently released book about Oscar Heyman.

Yurman and his wife, who also is a painter, wrote the forward for “Cable.”

The contributors were: Peter Greenhalgh, an author and director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia in England; William Norwich, a writer, fashion and interior design editor and video and television reporter; and former French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld, who is the founder of CR Fashion Book.

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