From the dust jacket: " Written for artists, students, and generally interested readers, Contemporary Jewelry brings together in one comprehensive source the history, design principles, materials and processes of an art form that has had a similarly brilliant development in the 20th century.....Organized topically according to the major processes of the art, the subject matter is presented in a series of sequences that in verbal explanations and in pictorial illustrations demonstrate step by step how finished work derives from such procedures as fusing and soldering, cutting, hammering, casting, stonesetting, and finishing....Contemporary Jewelry is an all-inclusive handbook accessible to anyone -- seasoned artist and beginning student -- whatever the needs of his individual artistic development...." The 303 pages are organized into two parts with 19 chapters. Part 1 is History and Design with chapter titles like the History of Contemporary Jewelry and Principles of Contemporary Jewelry Design. Part 11 it titled "Fundamental Processes and Practical Procedures." with chapters dedicated to Forming, Layout, Cutting, Hammering, Fastenings, Castings. Finishings, Gems and Semi-Precious Stones, Toolmaking and even Marketing and Production.
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Book Description HOLT RINEHART & WINSTON. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0030762758 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0009969
Book Description HOLT RINEHART & WINSTON, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110030762758