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Synopsis: A World of Necklaces-the fourth book in a series that also features rings, bracelets and earrings-demonstrates the importance and variety of the remarkable Ghysels collection of ethnic jewelry.
The forms, colors and materials of these necklaces are astonishing, while the modernity of some pieces in the collection has not escaped the notice of contemporary jewelry designers.
It is rare for jewelry to have a solely aesthetic purpose, for above all it is anchored in the social, religious and political contexts that lend it meaning. Throughout this book, the author sets out to untangle the intricacies of the way necklaces are used and what they signify. She describes the materials and draws attention to the originality of the craftsmen, who have contributed to the enrichment of a cultural heritage that has long been under threat and which this collection is helping to preserve. The book includes over 300 superb photographs, a glossary, an index, maps and a general bibliography.
About the Author:
Anne Leurquin is an art historian and ethnologist.
Title: A World of Necklaces: Africa, Asia, Oceania,...
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Skira, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX8884915503
Book Description Skira, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG8884915503
Book Description Skira, Milan, 2003. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Mauro Magliani (photographs) (illustrator). First Edition. Jacket has moderate general wear plus some chipping/nick to the top of the spine only. A small rear of associated scratching. Gift inscription to half-title page - otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 464pp Size: 245mm x 285mm. Bookseller Inventory # 018408
Book Description Skira, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: very good. Quarto. 464pp Lacking dust jacket. Some edge rubbing to covers. Slightly cocked. Bookseller Inventory # 46213
Book Description Skira 2004-01-03, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 8884915503. Bookseller Inventory # 622640
Book Description Skira, Milano, 2003. cm 24x28 pag. 464 ill. 341 b/n, 341 col il libro contiene 350 immagini con didascalia, un glossario, un indice, delle cartine e una bibliografia originale inglese. Bookseller Inventory # 12225
Book Description Skira (2003), (Milano, Italy), 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 9-3/4 by 11-1/4 inches. A regional survey of necklaces from around the world, with notes on materials, dimensions and uses. More than 350 pieces are annotated and described. One in a series on ethnic jewelry. Profusely illustrated with color photo reproductions by Mauro Magliani. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a dust jacket that is creased and worn with a 7-inch closed tear at the spine edge and repaired with scotch tape, thus good only. A large, heavy book. Bookseller Inventory # 138281
Book Description Book Condition: Good. A World of Necklaces: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America. Bookseller Inventory # Grb0992735
Book Description Skira, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # P028884915503
Book Description Skira, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Like New. Bookseller Inventory # P018884915503