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Author : Marion Fasel
ISBN : 1614282285
Genre : Art
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The third volume in the Bulgari Collection series traces the story of the Monete Collection. Conceived by Nicola Bulgari in 1966, these extraordinary jewels feature an array of coins from ancient Greece to early twentieth century America. The contrast of contemporary designs with the history of the coins is in perfect sync with the innovative image of the jeweler from the Eternal City, and the coin jewels quickly became one of its most iconic creations. This oversize luxury tome spotlights gorgeous imagery of Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Goldie Hawn, and Candice Bergen, and many other celebrities known for wearing Bulgari coin treasures.
Category: Art

The Watch Thoroughly Revised

Author : Gene Stone
ISBN : 9781683353355
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The Watch is the most popular book on vintage and contemporary mechanical watches, appealing to both beginners and experts. In the decade since it was published, the international audience of watch lovers and watch collectors has grown exponentially. It’s time for The Watch, Thoroughly Revised. For this new edition, the original author, Gene Stone, is joined by Stephen Pulvirent of Hodinkee.com. Together, they have thoroughly revamped the book to reflect the current state of the watch world, with the addition of new brands, new models, and more focused and nuanced coverage of the traditional brand leaders, including Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, and TAG Heuer.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Luxury And Visual Culture

Author : John Armitage
ISBN : 9781474239561
Genre : Design
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From couture fashion to opulent perfumes and decadent food, the luxury goods and services industry has grown at an unprecedented rate even in the context of a global recession. But in contemporary digital culture does luxury still reside in material things, or rather the look of things? In this first study of luxury through the lens of visual culture, Armitage argues that luxury is undergoing a shift from material culture to the immaterial culture of the visual, offering new forms of luxury engagement and unparalleled levels of pleasure never before offered to the senses. Calling for a new understanding of luxury in the changing visual landscape of contemporary society, Luxury and Visual Culture embraces an extraordinary range of cultural forms, including fashion, photography, social media, television, and art. From the masterpieces of Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, to Richard Avedon's photography and Louis Vuitton's Flagship stores, the book explores key issues of globalization, digitization, consumer identity, “mass” luxury, and the role of art. This text is ideal for all students of contemporary luxury studies, as well as scholars and researchers in the field of visual culture.
Category: Design


Author : Amanda Triossi
ISBN : UOM:39015073978176
Genre : Design
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Since its beginnings in Rome in 1881 and throughout its years of expansion throughout the world, the Bulgari firm has been at the forefront of jewery design, launching many trends and revivals. Photographs and archival pictures trace the development of the Bulgari style.
Category: Design

The Bulgari Connection

Author : Fay Weldon
ISBN : 0802139302
Genre : Fiction
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When painter Walter Wells auctions off a portrait of socialite Lady Juliet wearing a Bulgari necklace, chaos ensues as Grace McNab Salt, just out of jail from trying to run over her millionaire ex-husband's new wife Doris, falls in love with Walter, and Doris becomes obsessed with the necklace and will do anything to get it, in a wild and wicked novel filled with spite, revenge, romance, and love. Reprint.
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The Bulgari From Creation To Preservation

Author : Daniela Mascetti
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019279418
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Bulgari is a lavishly illustrated exploration of Italy's greatest jeweler. New photography and archival pictures trace the development of the Bulgari style, a distinctive look that has captivated royalty, movie stars, and others for more than a century. Since its start in Rome in 1884 - and throughout its years of expansion through shops from Los Angeles to New York, from Madrid and Athens to Jeddah and Hong Kong - the Bulgari firm has launched trends and revivals. In this volume, detailed chapters examine a range of successful innovations such as the easy-to-wear everyday jewels made with precious gems, the powerful modular units combined in repeating patterns, and the recent trademark Bulgari wristwatches.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Snake Charm

Author : Marilyn Nissenson
ISBN : IND:30000042674782
Genre : Social Science
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This engrossing book explores the persistent allure of snakes, and traces the aesthetic, religious, and psychological impulses that have led artists thoughout the centuries to make these elusive creatures their subjects. An extraordinary array of illustrations reveals the many roles of the snake in art and history. 157 illustrations, 138 in color.
Category: Social Science


Author : Penny Proddow
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110373979
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A tribute to the top jewelry designers of the twentieth century showcases many of their most notable and lesser-seen pieces, revealing the signature styles of each as well as the famous personalities who have worn their works.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

International Directory Of Company Histories

Author : Jay P. Pederson
ISBN : UOM:39076001836407
Genre : Business & Economics
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This library owns 80 volumes of this compendium of company histories (usually 2-3 pages each). See the index in volume 80 for all companies covered.
Category: Business & Economics

India Today Spice

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ISBN : UVA:X030364976
Genre : Lifestyles
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Category: Lifestyles


Author : Vincent Meylan
ISBN : 1851498796
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-Compiled with full access to Bulgari's archives A jewel is more than an arrangement of precious stones - it is a story. This is the principle on which Vincent Meylan, author of Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed, Boucheron: The Secret Archives, Van Cleef & Arpels: Treasures and Legends, and Mellerio: Jewellers to the Queens of Europe, has written his latest book. Now, with unparalleled access to the Bulgari archives, Meylan guides us on an intimate journey through the lives of the clients, both famous and infamous, who have given this pre-eminent Mediterranean jeweler their patronage. Paris may be the traditional home of the jeweller elite, but Bulgari embraces its Roman origins. From their early creations, inspired by Byzantine and Islamic architecture, to designs like the Trombino ring and Serpenti bracelets, which are still relevant today, Bulgari gracefully navigates the line between contemporary and timeless. Their client roster reflects their prestige. Nobility and celebrity intermingle; the Countess di Frasso shopped at Bulgari with her Hollywood superstar-beau, Gary Cooper, as did the Infanta Beatriz of Spain and Princess Maria José of Belgium. Richard Burton wooed Elizabeth Taylor with glittering Bulgari jewels, while the decadent marriage of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian featured Bulgari wedding rings. But these jewels tell tales of many genres, not just romance: from exiled Iranian Shahs to Count Cini of Monselice, held for ransom by the SS and released in exchange for Bulgari jewels. Each story is retold with Vincent Meylan's characteristic verve, embellished with original pictures from the archives. Chapters are dedicated to wealthy customers, but also to the stones themselves, tracing the evolution of this iconic Roman company through history, and the development of their jewelry from mine, to workshop, to model.

Understanding Jewellery

Author : David Bennett
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114555209
Genre : Design
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New revised and updated edition of a classic ACC book, reprinted by popular demand Brings together in one volume identification and dating of jewellery made in the last 200 years Almost 1,000 superb colour illustrations to help facilitate identification and understanding Written in straightforward, non-technical English, with a new chapter to bring the book into the twenty-first century A standard work of reference A classic Antique Collectors' Club title, Understanding Jewellery is now available in a revised and fully updated third edition and is unique in explaining why jewellery values vary and the individual points important for each category. Explanations are given in a straightforward, uncomplicated manner with a text largely linked directly to specific illustrations. This makes the assimilation of the information much easier than in traditional text-dominated books. The authors, both jewellery experts, evaluate many millions of pounds' worth annually and thus handle a complete cross-section of what is available on the market. They have specially selected the hundreds of superb colour illustrations to show what to look for and, equally important, what to avoid. Whether interested in the history of fashion, deciding what to buy or simply to enjoy a visual feast of beautiful objects, this book will serve as an invaluable reference and represents outstanding value. "This book is an excellent guide to some of the finer points of both antique and contemporary jewellery, not least because of the vast quantity of photographs and illustrations, and will be of great use to dealers and collectors." - Antiques Bulletin David Bennett is a former Director of Sotheby's European Jewellery Sales in Switzerland. Daniela Mascetti has been with Sotheby's since 1980, started the jewellery department in Milan and is now a senior expert and director, based in London. Both authors are Fellows of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.
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ISBN : IND:30000107281382
Genre : Fashion
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Category: Fashion

Roth Unbound

Author : Claudia Roth Pierpont
ISBN : 9780374710446
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A critical evaluation of Philip Roth—the first of its kind—that takes on the man, the myth, and the work Philip Roth is one of the most renowned writers of our time. From his debut, Goodbye, Columbus, which won the National Book Award in 1960, and the explosion of Portnoy's Complaint in 1969 to his haunting reimagining of Anne Frank's story in The Ghost Writer ten years later and the series of masterworks starting in the mid-eighties—The Counterlife, Patrimony, Operation Shylock, Sabbath's Theater, American Pastoral, The Human Stain—Roth has produced some of the great American literature of the modern era. And yet there has been no major critical work about him until now. Here, at last, is the story of Roth's creative life. Roth Unbound is not a biography—though it contains a wealth of previously undisclosed biographical details and unpublished material—but something ultimately more rewarding: the exploration of a great writer through his art. Claudia Roth Pierpont, a staff writer for The New Yorker, has known Roth for nearly a decade. Her carefully researched and gracefully written account is filled with remarks from Roth himself, drawn from their ongoing conversations. Here are insights and anecdotes that will change the way many readers perceive this most controversial and galvanizing writer: a young and unhappily married Roth struggling to write; a wildly successful Roth, after the uproar over Portnoy, working to help writers from Eastern Europe and to get their books known in the West; Roth responding to the early, Jewish—and the later, feminist—attacks on his work. Here are Roth's family, his inspirations, his critics, the full range of his fiction, and his friendships with such figures as Saul Bellow and John Updike. Here is Roth at work and at play. Roth Unbound is a major achievement—a highly readable story that helps us make sense of one of the most vital literary careers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Aborigines Of Victoria

Author : Robert Brough Smyth
ISBN : UOM:39015014613379
Genre : Australia
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