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VANISHING BEAUTY: ASIAN JEWELRY AND RITUAL OBJECTS FROM THE BARBARA AND DAVID KIPPER COLLECTION. Madhuvanti Ghose. Art Institute of Chicago, 2016. Distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven. 276 pp. with 300 col. ills. 32 x 24 cm. ISBN 9780300214840 In English.
Publisher's description: This book commemorates the remarkable gift of over 400 works from the collection of Barbara and David Kipper to the Art Institute of Chicago. These outstanding pieces of jewelry and ritual objects from across Asia offer a material record of vanishing cultures. The objects were used as portable forms of wealth, as personal adornment, and in religious practice. They also represent a broad spectrum of cultures: the majority come from the Himalayan region, including Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, and Mongolia, and other pieces hail from Afghanistan, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The catalogue showcases stunning works -- including delicate amulet boxes, Tibetan Buddhist artifacts, and ornate Turkmen jewelry -- through dramatic photography undertaken specifically for this publication. With five essays placing the objects in the contexts of their native regions, Journeys from Xanadu offers a beautiful presentation of creativity and craftsmanship across Asia.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Metalwork, Jewelry
Plans: 71,01,06,07,17,21
Worldwide Number: 037113
Hardcover $65.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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