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Cirillo, Dexter

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ISBN 10: 1558592822 / ISBN 13: 9781558592827
Published by NY, London, Paris. 1992. Abbeville Press, 1992
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oblong embossed illustrated (rock art figure) hardbound 4to ~ 4º (quarto). large ("coffee table" size book), international or priority shipping will cost extra. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. very nice clean copy. looks new. like new. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ 2nd printing . ~ Please Note: book is larger than scanner so the photos are a bit cropped. glossy full color frontis. & title pg. 240p. glossy pages throughout. full color glossy double page map of 4 corners region. 210 glossy full color photo illustrations. collector’s guide & glossary. notes. sources for jewelry. acknowledgments. suggestions for further reading. index. american indian art. art history. archaeology. mythology. folklore. antiques. arts & crafts. precious stones. gemology. ~ "Dexter Cirillo's success in giving the reader something to enjoy is easily described in superlatives: most beautifully produced book on the subject in decades; most refined photography of objects of extreme beauty and people of profound character; intelligent writing about an inadequately reported subject. Southwestern Indian Jewelry can be a sound introduction to this Native American art for the curious, or an informative update on current work for those who have long understood Indian jewelry to be one of this country's vital forms of artistic expression." ~ Robert Kasal, AmericanCraft ~From prehistoric beads and fetishes to the most strikingly inventive designs from the latest Indian Market in Santa Fe, this dazzling new book explores the rich diversity of jewelry made by the Native Americans of the Southwest. An illuminating introduction provides a concise history of the region, with emphasis on the role played by jewelry in the cultures and economies of the Southwestern tribes. The first chapter covers work in stone and shell from the prehistoric cultures to the current~day Santo Domingo and Zuni pueblos, featuring their vividly colored handmade beads, mosaics, and carvings. The focus then shifts to work in silver and the multiplicity of styles and techniques developed by the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi. Chapter three surveys the contemporary transformation of traditional approaches, as artists experiment with unusual stones and utilize modern techniques to create a startling range of innovative styles and images. A collector's guide offers invaluable advice, including when and where, to buy jewelry, how to recognize elements that affect its value, how to care for it. The new and traditional materials, techniques, and objects that characterize southwestern Indian jewelry are identified in a profusely illustrated glossary. The book concludes with an annotated nation~wide directory of galleries and museum shops that carry jewelry plus suggestions for further reading. Spectacular photographs of the breathtakingly beautiful objects, sensitive portraits of the artists, and marvelous archival photographs enliven the book throughout. They combine with Dexter Cirillo's insightful, informative text and with commentary by the artists themselves to capture the spirit of the jewelry and of the vital cultures from which it springs. Bookseller Inventory # 4301404

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Publisher: NY, London, Paris. 1992. Abbeville Press

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Spectacular photographs of the breathtaking beautiful objects and sensitive portraits of the artists combine with an insightful, informative text to capture the spirit of this work and the vital cultures from which it springs.
This ground-breaking volume opens by surveying the vividly colored necklaces, earrings, and pins made in shell and stone from prehistoric times to the present, particularly in the Santo Domingo and Zuni pueblos. The focus then shifts to the much-admired and avidly collected work in silver — often set with turquoise and other stones — by Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni artists. The book culminates in an exploration of striking contemporary work in which many artists have adapted traditional approaches to create original designs. A collector's guide offers invaluable advice as well as an illustrated glossary of materials, techniques, objects, and designs. A nationwide directory of sources concludes the book.

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Dexter Cirillo is an independent scholar, curator, and dealer who lives in New York and Aspen.

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