Clasps : 4,000 years of fasteners in jewellery
"At the crossroads of art book, historical research and technical manual, a book designed as a jewellery walk through time and space. From the Early Bronze Age to Fine Jewellery, 4,700 years surveyed, 32 historians consulted, 22 museums involved; 76 contributors, jewellers, artists and designers from 30 countries. Four millennia of inventiveness in jewellery are unveiled and illustrated with unpublished photographs; the operation of an ancient Egyptian clasp and the origin of the box clasp are finally revealed. A book of 288 pages, 356 color photos, completed with a glossary of 28 original illustrations"--Page 4 of cover
Print Book, English, 2017
Éditions Terracol, [Monteille, France], 2017
285 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
"Transformed" jewels or "transforming" jewels?
Clasps, from removable to interchangeable
Closing, opening, without a clasp
Interviews, manufacturing and repair
Fasteners in sculpture, painting, literature, encyclopedias
Text in English translated from the French