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Jewels And Jewellery

Author : Clare Phillips
ISBN : 1851775358
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 73.7 MB
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This gem of a book, now available in an updated paperback edition, sparkles with diamonds, rubies, and exceptional examples of the jeweler’s art. Featured are exquisite early medieval pieces and superb examples of jewelry design from the renaissance and Art Nouveau periods to twentieth-century treasures and right up to the present. Outstanding photographs illustrate not only rare precious stones but also elaborate techniques such as chasing, enameling, and cameo. Famous jewels are featured alongside rings, brooches, pendants, earrings, and tiaras, all revealing the beauty and technical virtuosity of their makers.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Jewellery In The Age Of Modernism 1918 1940

Author : Simon Bliss
ISBN : 9781501326813
Genre : Art
File Size : 80.27 MB
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Why has jewellery and body adornment often been marginalized in studies of modernist art and design? This study explores the relationship between jewellery, modernism and modernity from the 'jazz age' to the second world war in order to challenge the view that these portable art forms have only a minor role to play in histories of modernism. From the masterworks of the Parisian jewellery houses to the film and photography of Man Ray, this study seeks to present jewellery in a new light, where issues of representation and display are considered to be as important in the creation of a modern 'jewellery culture' as the objects themselves. Drawing on material from museums, archives, contemporary journals, memoirs, literary and theoretical texts, this study shows how the emergence of modern jewellery began to seriously question conventional notions of body adornment.
Category: Art


Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241296394
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 32.83 MB
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Celebrate the most dazzling jewels on Earth with Jewel, the most glamorous guide to jewellery, gems, and minerals. Jewel is a lavish look at precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals. Discover gemstones from agate to zoisite, take an up-close look at the world's most extravagant and famous jewellery, and immerse yourself in the incredible stories behind famous gems including the stunning Koh-i-Noor, the exquisite Fabergé eggs, and the mysterious Hope diamond. Packed with spectacular photography, intriguing history, and fascinating real-life stories, Jewel is the most sumptuous celebration of the treasures of the Earth and the perfect gift for anyone looking for a little glamour.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Sustainable Jewellery

Author : Julia Manheim
ISBN : 9780713683448
Genre : Art
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A fresh and inspiring new approach to jewellery showing how eco friendly materials and techniques can be used to create sustainable yet beautiful designs.
Category: Art