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A World of Earrings: Africa, Asia, America (Ghysels Collection) Hardcover – November 17, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: Ghysels Collection
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Skira (November 17, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8881189739
  • ISBN-13: 978-8881189731
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #315,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Sharilyn M Miller on August 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I approach this book purely as an artist seeking inspiration for my own jewelry designs, and for this I give A World of Earrings five stars. The photography is beautifully clear and sharp, offering precise detail under excellent lighting. The jewelry pieces are shown quite large, allowing you to see all the details. It is true that the descriptions are placed in the back of the book, and it might be a little inconvenient for some to flip back and forth between photos and descriptions, but I actually applaud this design decision because I prefer to see the jewelry itself without distracting blocks of text. As an artist, not a jewelry historian, I have to say this book fulfills all of my expectations and is well worth the price.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By MARY A HARRIS on April 1, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The book is beautifully illustrated with full color photos that are exceptional in quality. I think it would have been helpful to show how some of the earrings are actually worn, either on a mannequin head or a real person. One other feature I found inconvenient was the location of the descriptive text , which is clear at the back of the book, instead of under or in back of each illustration. The reader has to keep flipping back and forth between the full-sized photo in front and the text at the end. However, it still provides a good general survey of ethnic earrings from Africa, Asia and the Americas.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Dedicated Follower of Fashion on October 2, 2002
Format: Hardcover
...as with the other volumes published thus far about the Ghysels collection (World of Rings, Splendor of Ethnic Jewelry), one is left thirsting for an accompanying volume of scholarship. Broad introductions to the regions represented and short captions relegated to the end of the book are what we're given instead, often without dates for the pieces shown. A gorgeous and inspiring visual resource- still one of my favorites on ethnic jewelry, for the sheer beauty of the pieces included- but a bit frustrating to the jewelry historian.
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By Katie Arave on September 17, 2013
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Crammed full of color photos of no longer used and quickly dissappearing earrings of the world! Excellant book, well worth the purchase.
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