- Series: World of Art
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; First Published edition (May 17, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780500202876
- ISBN-13: 978-0500202876
- ASIN: 0500202877
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.7 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480,320 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present (World of Art) Paperback – May 17, 1996
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From the Back Cover
FROM the simple beads worn by Palaeolithic hunters to the splendor of Renaissance gold work and the sumptuousness of Art Nouveau enamels, here is a fascinating and informative guide to the development of Western Jewerly-concluding with the radical and experimental developments in the last three decades.
About the Author
Clare Phillips is a curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her publications include Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present (1996) and contributions to Art Nouveau 1890–1914 (V&A, 2002), and Silver (V&A, 2003).
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The halfway point in this book is the Elizabethan era, so the entire latter half of the book falls outside SCA period. Very little indeed covers the period I'm most interested in, Italy of the 15th century. It also seems enamored with the "popular" eras -- little attention is paid to non-European countries once the Ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman classic periods are dealt with. However, it's still a fascinating read, and a great introduction to the subject. The bibliography is quite extensive, giving the reader plenty of places to take up additional study.
In summary, I would suggest that any history or costuming enthusiast pick this up.