Mexico’s streams give forth cool green jade and rich gold; its shores provide coral and dainty pearls. Its brown hills yield silver and copper and gems whose colors form a dazzling palette for the jeweler. And Mexico has never lacked the artists to mold its abundant jewels into finished pieces of beauty.
In this enjoyable volume, Mary L. Davis and Greta Pack show us the splendors of Mexican jewelry. After briefly tracing the history of the jewelry of Mexico, they describe the various types and explain the basic techniques used in handling the metals of Mexican jewelry and in displaying the gems. Finally, they examine the creative accomplishments of some influential twentieth-century jewelry makers.
A favorite among travelers, coilectors, and jewelry makers, Mexican Jewelry has become a classic introduction to the richness and variety of this Mexican folk art.
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"If you are going to Mexico, and hope to buy [some] jewelry, read this book. Or better still, take it with you. If you are not going to Mexico, and care anything about design, read this book." (Christian Science Monitor)
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Book Description Univ of Texas Press, 1963. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Hardcover 1st Ed 2nd Printing in price-clipped dust jacket in new condition, no remainder mark, pristine unread copy (dj in mylar protector); 8vo; 262pp indexed & illus. Bookseller Inventory # 25595
Book Description Univ of Texas Press, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110292733054
Book Description Univ of Texas Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0292733054 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1076886