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25,000 YEARS OF JEWELRY. New edition. Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 2015. Original edition published 2013 {Worldwide 78358}. 384 pp. 31 x 24 cm. ISBN 9783791354439 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: Now available in a new edition, this opulent book reaches back 25,000 years to trace the history of jewelry from the Paleolithic era to the present day. Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, this collection of jewelry through the ages links cultures and eras to show how the design, wearing, and collecting of personal adornment has evolved over the ages. They range from classic items such as necklaces, rings, and earrings to less common items with origins in non-European cultures. The book features jewelry ranging from the splendid crowns of ancient Greece, gold earrings from Babylon, and jeweled collars worn by 13th century Islamic royalty to more modern pieces such as those contained in the imperial collection of Queen Louise of Prussia, Art Nouveau jewelry designed by Rene Lalique, and work by contemporary designers. This chronologically arranged survey includes numerous brief essays and nearly 400 illustrations with detailed captions, making it an ideal reference for anyone interested in cultural history, the history of jewelry, or the art and craft of jewelry making.
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Plans: 74
Worldwide Number: 164474
Paperbound $45.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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