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Rock crystal treasures : from antiquity to today

Author: Sylvie Raulet
Publisher: New York : Vendome Press : Distributed by Rizzoli International Publications through St. Martin's Press, 1999.
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Raulet (graphic artist, journalist, and historian) traces the history of rock crystal, a narrative that runs through the history of humanity itself. With text and numerous color illustrations, he shows the development of decorative arts and jewelry from the earliest examples predating 1000 B.C. to Egypt during the Fatimid dynasty, the crowned heads of Europe, and the talented jewelers and artists of the 19th and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvie Raulet
ISBN: 0865652112 9780865652118
OCLC Number: 41256241
Description: 239 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface / Alain Boucheron --
Introduction: Analysis of A Mineral, and Topography of Its Deposits --
Symbolic and Medicinal Properties in Society --
From Rome to Fatimid Egypt: Cut Crystal as Art --
The Western World: From Merovingian Times to the Renaissance --
Curiosity Cabinets: Royal Collections at the Courts of Europe From 1400 to 1700 --
Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: the Rebirth of Rock Crystal.
Responsibility: by Sylvie Raulet ; preface by Alain Boucheron.

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