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25,000 Years of Jewelry

25,000 Years of Jewelry

By Maren Eichhorn-Johannsen

Hardback | ISBN 9783791379128

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Now available again in a new edition, this opulent book reaches back 25,000 years to trace the history of jewellery from the Paleolithic era to the present day. Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, this collection of jewellery 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 jewellery, ranging from the splendid crowns of ancient Greece, gold earrings from Babylon and jewelled 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 400 illustrations with detailed captions, making it an ideal reference for anyone interested in cultural history, the history of jewellery, or the art and craft of jewellery making. AUTHORS: Maren Eichhorn-Johannsen is deputy head of the department of Exhibitions and Special Events at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Adelheid Rasche is head of the collection of Textiles, Clothing and Jewellery at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg. 400 colour illustrations


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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783791379128
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Publisher: Prestel
Number of pages: 384
Width (mm): 245
Height (mm): 316
Depth (mm): 33

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