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7000 Years of Jewelry

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ISBN13: 9781554073955
ISBN10: 1554073952
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The most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of jewelry.

The previous edition of this exhaustive survey was published to critical acclaim by the British Museum Press. Since publication, the museum has expanded its collection, with major acquisitions of pieces from Europe and Asia. The new edition includes a complete revision of the section on Europe after 1700, plus revisions to the sections on Celtic Europe, Roman Britain, cameos and finger rings.

The book explores the varied styles, techniques and materials used to make jewelry in many civilizations throughout the world and across the millennia. Egyptian necklaces, Celtic torcs, South American gold masks, Renaissance pendants and Art Nouveau buckles are examples of the range of the masterpieces described and illustrated with 400 superb photographs.

7000 Years of Jewelry takes readers on an impressive tour that includes, among other times and places: The Middle East: 5000-2000 BCEgypt: 1500-900 BCPhoenician, Greek, Etruscan and Persian Lands: 850-325 BCChina, Celtic Europe, Mexico and Peru: 600 BC-AD 600The Mediterranean, India, Egypt, Roman Britain and Byzantium: 325 BC-AD 600Europe, China, Korea and Japan: 300-1000Mayan Central America: 600-1000Central and South America: 500-1500Europe, Islam, China, Korea and Java: 1000-1500China, India, Tibet and Mongolia: 1500-1850West Africa: 1500-1800Europe: 1500-1950.

More comprehensive than before, this reference remains the finest and most beautifully illustrated history of jewelry ever published.


A new edition of a beautifully illustrated and classic survey of jewelry — worldwide and from prehistory to the modern era — revised and substantially expanded.

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Diane Kolb, July 29, 2009 (view all comments by Diane Kolb)
This book goes far and beyond what I expected in terms
of descriptive detal, artistic detail (both photographed and hand drawn) and historical comparisons I would not have noticed (since my understanding heretofore of jewelry's history has been less than well educated). It is concise, understandable and a joy to read!
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Firefly Books
History : General
Tait, Hugh
Tait, Hugh
Jewelry -- History.
Art-History and Criticism
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10.99x8.61x.85 in. 2.76 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » How To
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Antiques » Jewelry and Fashion
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Jewelry » Collecting
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Crafts » Jewelry » Technique

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"Synopsis" by , A new edition of a beautifully illustrated and classic survey of jewelry — worldwide and from prehistory to the modern era — revised and substantially expanded.
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