336 pages - in English (for version in French of this book, see ISBN 9788857204031)- over 350 color photographs - published to coincide with the 2010 showing at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, of pearls, pearl-bearing seashells and pearl-encrusted jewelry - essays on pearl formation, pearl molluses, history, the time of the great fisheries (1850-1940), pearl culture, gentlemen farmers and Chanel. Size: 29 x 25 Cms. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A beautifully illustrated book that presents these gems in all their natural luster and social value. Although it appears that it is no longer amongst the mysteries of the world, the fact remains that there is still a lot unknown about the pearl. We barely understand how it is formed, and it has recently been discovered that all shells can produce them. As a consequence, a whole range of pearls may exist reflecting the immense variety of mollusks and shells in the world. In Pearls, the history of the pearl is recounted once more, now taking into account these new scientific discoveries. This book also explores the financial stakes associated with cultured pearls, managing to effortlessly combine scientific, historical, cultural, and practical information. Along with showcasing 350 color photographs, this book aims to provide simple and clear facts with documented explanations reflecting the latest research. Professionals and fans of jewellery will find this beautifully illustrated book an entertaining read and a valuable resource.
About the Author: Hubert Bari is a writer and curator. A cultural historian with research interests extending from mineralogy to decorative arts, he is the author of Pink Pearl, also published by Skira (2007). David Lam is a chemical engineer and an organizer of cultural events. He is overseeing the creation of a museum of natural history in Qatar.
Publication Date: 2009
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