Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

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Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques
Susanne Gänsicke, Yvonne J Markowitz
Getty Publications, 2017

What is a cabochon? What are the various types of gilding? What is vermeil? This accessible book--the first of its kind--offers concise explanations of key jewelry terms. The fascination with personal adornment is universal. It is a preoccupation that is primal, instinctive, and uniquely human. Jewelry encompasses a seemingly endless number of ornaments produced across time and in all cultures. The range of materials and techniques used in its construction is extraordinary, even revolutionary, with new substances and methods of fabrication added with every generation. In any given society, master artisans have devoted their time, energy, and talent to the fine art of jewelry making, creating some of the most spectacular objects known to humankind.


English - 132 Pages - 16 x 13 x 24 cm - 0,4 Kg
ISBN: 9781606065990


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