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GEMSTONE/ART: RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT/EDELSTEIN/KUNST: RENAISSANCE BIS HEUTE. Ed. by Wilhelm Lindemann. Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 352 pp. with 250 col. ills. ISBN 9783897904651 Bilingual in German and English.
Publisher's description: Gemstones have always been, since time immemorial, heavily charged with meaning and have even been regarded as magical objects. For that reason they have also been an art medium since the early modern age and have shaped as art symbols - in the form of the crystal - both Romanticism and Modernism, for example in the works of Caspar David Friedrich, Lyonel Feininger and many more. In the latter half of the twentieth century, not only have such artists as Bernd Munsteiner, Ute Eitzenhofer and Bernhard Schobinger rediscovered the gemstone; through the Hochschule für Edelstein und Schmuck Trier/Idar-Oberstein and other similar specialist institutions it is also undergoing a revival in today's art production - right up to Damien Hirst. This publication spans an arc from stone-cutting in the early modern age to the (gemstone) art of the twenty-first century. A large section devoted to illustrations featuring art historically important works encompasses the diversity of contemporary positions for the first time.
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Worldwide Number: 172107
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