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Clasps : 4,000 years of fasteners in jewellery

Author: Anna Tabakhova; Valérie Charonnat; Sheri Jurnecka
Publisher: [Monteille, France] : Éditions Terracol, Liège, Belgium : SNEL à Vottem, 2017. 2017. ©2017
Series: Arts and techniques.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 Four millennia of inventiveness in jewellery are unveiled and illustrated with unpublished photographs;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Schmuck
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Tabakhova; Valérie Charonnat; Sheri Jurnecka
ISBN: 9782953521856 2953521852
OCLC Number: 972352133
Language Note: Text in English translated from the French.
Description: 285 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Remarkable clasps --
Pendant clasps --
"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 --
Chronological landmarks --
Glossary.
Series Title: Arts and techniques.
Other Titles: Clasps :
Four thousand years of fasteners in jewellery
Responsibility: Anna Tabakhova ; translation, Valérie Charonnat ; linguistic and technical consultant, Sheri Jurnecka.

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"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 Four millennia of inventiveness in jewellery are unveiled and illustrated with unpublished photographs; the operation of an ancient Egyptian clasp and the origin of the box clasp are finally revealed.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.

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