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Synopsis: The most complete, beautifully illustrated volume ever published on the fascinating world of the shell and its uses in design and decoration.
Shells have captivated humans through the ages and been put to a wide range of uses—sharpened into tools, ground to make medicines, blown to make music. Shells were used as currency from the Americas through Africa to Asia, and worn as amulets to bring fertility, good fortune, or protection from the evil eye. Above all, the beauty of shells has fired the imaginations of artists and craftsmen, and their work forms the heart of this book.
· Shells and mother-of-pearl have been carved to make buttons, jewelry, and delicate inlay work.
· Shells are a universal element of human adornment, from the simplest string of beads to shell designs in gold and precious stones.
· Mythological, symbolic, decorative, botanical, or fantastical: shells are a recurring theme in visual art.
· Shells have featured in architectural ornament since ancient times, and in the twentieth century inspired the forms of landmark buildings.
· Shells have inspired centuries of exquisite invention in silverware, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, and fashion.
Shells were among the exotic treasures brought back from the voyages of discovery. By 1796 the mania for shells was such that a single shell raised six times the sum paid for a Vermeer painting at an estate auction in The Hague. Conchology and shell collecting remain hugely popular today, and the author explains how they can be pursued responsibly, without harming our precious marine environments. 500+ color photographs and illustrations.
About the Author: Ingrid Thomas has collected and studied shells for many years. She has also exhibited her own shell artwork in Oxford and London.
Title: The Shell: A World of Decoration and ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Book Condition: New
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Condition: New. The world of the shell described by Ingrid Thomas encompasses a tremendous range of artefacts, from a primitive axe made from sharpened Giant Clam shell, to Maggi Hambling¿s Scallop (2003) on Aldeburgh beach. Magnificently illustrated with over 500 photographs, the book begins with an introduction to natural shells before exploring their uses as tools, currency, for carving and as jewellery, then goes on to look at the shell - as material and as inspiration - in art, architecture and the decorative arts. Seller Inventory # 501966
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Large book: NO international orders. A clean and unmarked copy, slightly bumped at upper corners. Full blue cloth binding. 255pp. Color photos. Dust jacket is lightly rubbed at tips and offered in a new mylar cover. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 20% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 30. Seller Inventory # 038131
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is secure Dust jacket is in good shape. We pack carefully, ship daily and send you an email confirmation with tracking information for US orders. Have questions? We're happy to provide more information about any item. Our customer service is friendly and we accept returns. International, APO & dropship orders welcomed! Please note that international orders of heavy books, especially large textbooks, are likely to require additional postage. Seller Inventory # f2-17l02-05
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP88960503
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0500513570
Book Description Thames & Hudson 2007-10-29, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0500513570. Seller Inventory # 571147
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020500513570
Book Description London : Thames & Hudson, 2007. Condition: Gut. 255 S. mit Abb. Lese- und Lagerspuren, Schutzumschlag bestoßen / Gutes Exemplar / Gr A-Z 37086 26-47 kh ISBN 9780500513576 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2868 32 cm, Pappband mit Schutzumschlag. Seller Inventory # 37086
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