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Silver From Fetish to Fashion

Daniel & Serga Nadler

ISBN 10: 0937266108 / ISBN 13: 9780937266106
Published by PDN Publishing, 2005
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PDN Publishing, New York, 2005. Autore/i: Daniel & Serga Nadler. ril. in tela con sovracc. ill. Col. Num. Ill. Col. E B/N n.t. ISBN 937266108 9788873954507 9780937266106 A fascination with silver lured Daniel and Sega Nadler onto a global quest spanning years and countries. Their search for authentic tribal and ethnic jewelry led to the realization that fashion everywhere rules both costumes and accessories. To the famous dictum of male sartorial elegance: "Clothing makes the man," the authors add: "and jewelry defines the woman." Their quest's outcome is this magnificent volume viewing adornments through the prism of fashion. It also details a series of indefatigable and often humorous journeys as the authors scour markets, villages, and shops in search of extraordinary silver jewelry and apparel.From the Foreword written by Tiffany & Co.'s Design Director, John Loring -- a noted silver jewelry expert in his own right -- plus a brilliant Introduction by Harold Koda, Curator of the Fashion Institute at New York's Metropolitan Museum, to an essay by the fashion world's icon, Oscar de la Renta, silver's reputation as a precious metal is undeniable. The book opens with the chapter "Accessorize!" The reader then joins the authors' travels around the globe, discussing their search for silver and local customs, workmanship and styles. Their tale explores silver's traditions in Egypt; Tunisia; the Western Maghreb; the Middle East; Greece and Turkey; Russia and the Caucasus; Turkmenistan; the Indian Subcontinent; the Indonesian Archipelago; the nationalities of Southeast Asia (Burma, Thailand, and Southern China); the Indians of the American Southwest; Mexico; and concludes with contemporary designers.The Nadler's collection is stunning and the journey which the reader is taken on is -- like the pieces themselves -- truly magnificent !(B3) 26X34 4000 grammi ril. in tela con sovracc. ill. Col. Bookseller Inventory # LdS0000166

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Title: Silver From Fetish to Fashion

Publisher: PDN Publishing

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Molto Buono

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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This book is about our quest for silver adornments. Through it we wish to share our fascinating Odyssey, which lured us from fetish to fashion.Innocently enough, our collecting started when I traveled to Cairo while Serga remained in the States. We had met in Tehran and been reacquainted in New York. As a small token for her birthday, I picked out a Bedouin necklace of chunky corals, interspersed with silver beads, and sent it to her by messenger. While she claimed to be delighted by my attention, eventually I noticed that she seldom wore this neckpiece. I like to tease Serga with her response . . . “that she had . . . nothing compatible with which to wear it!” I should interject here that Serga was born in Iran and that compatriots from her social stratum would never consider silver as an adequate “parrure.” For them, gold, emeralds, turquoises and precious stones constitute the only valid adornments. So I claim that our entire silver collection has been an attempt to satisfy my Persian lady's need to find pieces to match my original lowly silver necklace offering! Ornithologists would delight in a comparison between my activities and those of several of the “bower bird” species that behave as avian architects for their complex courting rituals.

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A fascination with silver lured Daniel and Serga Nadler onto a global quest spanning many years and countries. Their search for authentic tribal and ethnic jewelry led to the realization that fashion everywhere rules both costumes and accessories. To the famous dictum of male sartorial elegance: “Clothing makes the man,” the authors add: “and jewelry defines the woman.” Their quest's outcome is this magnificent volume viewing adornments through the prism of fashion. It also details a series of indefatigable and often humorous journeys as the authors scour markets, villages, and shops in search of extraordinary silver jewelry and accessories.From the Foreword written by Tiffany & Co.'s Design Director, John Loring — a noted silver jewelry expert in his own right — plus a brilliant Introduction by Harold Koda, Curator of the Fashion Institute at New York's Metropolitan Museum, to a discussion with the fashion world's icon, Oscar de la Renta, silver's reputation as a precious metal is undeniable. The book opens with the chapter “Accessorize !” The reader then joins the authors' travels around the globe, discussing their search for silver and the local customs, workmanships and styles. Their tale explores silver's traditions in Egypt; Tunisia; the Western Maghreb; the Middle East; Greece and Turkey; Russia and the Caucasus; –Turkmenistan; the Indian Subcontinent; the Indonesian Archipelago; the nationalities of Southeast Asia (Burma, Thailand, and Southern China); the Indians of the American Southwest; Mexico, and concludes with contemporary designers.The Nadlers' collection is stunning and the journey which the reader is taken on is — like the pieces themselves — truly magnificent !

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