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Gold : power and allure

Author: Helen Clifford
Publisher: [London] : The Goldsmiths' Company, [2012?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The most comprehensive and ambitious exhibition ever staged at Goldsmiths' Hall. 'Gold: Power and Allure' powerfully tells the rich and previously untold story of Britain and gold, demonstrating the country's unique golden heritage. It features more than 400 gold items ranging in date from as early as 2500 BC to the present day, including rare and exquisite works of art, pieces of exceptional historic significance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Expositions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Clifford
ISBN: 9781907372346 1907372342 9780907814863 0907814867
OCLC Number: 782105603
Notes: Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Goldsmiths' Company, London, June 1 - July 28, 2012.
Description: 168 pages : illustrations, chiefly color ; 25 cm
Contents: Gold sources and exploitation / Richard Herrington --
The properties of gold / Mark Grimwade --
Gold of the ancients / Kevin Leahy --
Gold and godliness / Timothy Schroder --
London --
the world's gold market / Timothy Green --
Hallmarks on gold / Anthony Dove and David Beasley --
Gold, golden, gilded: precious metal on the dining table / Philippa Glanville --
Gold coins, their symbolism and international finance / Michael Metcalf --
Gold and rituals of life / Helen Clifford --
Highlights in gold by leading modern silversmiths / Rosemary Ransome Wallis --
An ephemeral magic: gold and contemporary art / Jessie Robertson.
Other Titles: Gold power and allure
Responsibility: edited by Helen Clifford.

Abstract:

The most comprehensive and ambitious exhibition ever staged at Goldsmiths' Hall. 'Gold: Power and Allure' powerfully tells the rich and previously untold story of Britain and gold, demonstrating the country's unique golden heritage. It features more than 400 gold items ranging in date from as early as 2500 BC to the present day, including rare and exquisite works of art, pieces of exceptional historic significance and others which are esoteric, curious and amusing.

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