ISBN 9781851498727, Hardback Publisher ACC Art Books, Pages: 528, £75.00
Stuart Devlin was a pioneer goldsmith who rejected the anonymity of corporate design during the 1960s.
He adapted old techniques and devised many new ones. His commissions include those for the Royal Households, cathedrals, the armed forces, sport and universities, as well as abundant private commissions. He is also a coin and medal designer. Australian born, recognition came to Devlin after designing the Australian decimal coinage in 1963. He has since designed coins for more than 30 countries. Also shown are numerous sketches and working drawings and many collectors will recognise pieces that they originally commissioned or have bought. Although it has been impossible to encompass everything ever designed or produced by Devlin, the book highlights how remarkable itis that this wealth of ideas was conceived by just one man.