9781606065990-1606065998-Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

ISBN-13: 9781606065990
ISBN-10: 1606065998
Edition: 1
Author: Gänsicke, Susanne, Markowitz, Yvonne J.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Format: Paperback 132 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781606065990
ISBN-10: 1606065998
Edition: 1
Author: Gänsicke, Susanne, Markowitz, Yvonne J.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Format: Paperback 132 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gänsicke, Susanne, Markowitz, Yvonne J. wrote Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques comprising 132 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1606065998 and 9781606065990. Since then Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.65 or rent at the marketplace.

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What is a cabochon? What are the various types of gilding? What is vermeil? This accessible book—the first of its kind—offers concise explanations of key jewelry terms. The fascination with personal adornment is universal. It is a preoccupation that is primal, instinctive, and uniquely human. Jewelry encompasses a seemingly endless number of ornaments produced across time and in all cultures. The range of materials and techniques used in its construction is extraordinary, even revolutionary, with new substances and methods of fabrication added with every generation. In any given society, master artisans have devoted their time, energy, and talent to the fine art of jewelry making, creating some of the most spectacular objects known to humankind.

This volume, geared toward jewelry makers, scholars, scientists, students, and fashionistas alike, begins with a lively introduction that offers a cultural history of jewelry and its production. The main text provides information on the most common, iconic, and culturally significant forms of jewelry and also covers materials, techniques, and manufacturing processes. Containing more than eighty color illustrations, this guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of the art of jewelry.

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