Metropolitan Jewelry

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN:

Category: Jewelry

Page: 111

View: 174

Turkmen Jewelry

Silver Ornaments from the Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection

Author: Layla S. Diba

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN:

Category: Arts, Turkmen

Page: 248

View: 434

This catalogue explores extraordinary silver jewellery created by Turkmen tribal craftsmen and urban silversmiths throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. It presents nearly 200 pieces in glorious detail, ranging from crowns and headdresses to armbands and rings, and featuring accents of carnelian, turquoise, and other stones.

Chinese Jewelry - A Picture Book - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Anon.

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 28

View: 417

Chinese Jewelry - A Picture Book - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a catalogue of the pieces of Chinese Jewelry that are housed within the Metropolitan Museum of Art including images of the the Museum’s star exhibit, which is the golden crown variously attributed to the T’ang (618-906) and Sung (960-1280) dynasties.

Renaissance Jewelry

A Picture Book

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Jewelry

Page: 24

View: 246

Jewelry

The Body Transformed

Author: Melanie Holcomb

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 280

View: 926

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body—extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. Addressing six different modes of the body—Adorned, Divine, Regal, Transcendent, Alluring, and Resplendent—this artfully designed catalogue illustrates how these various definitions of the body give meaning to the jewelry that adorns and enhances it. Essays on topics spanning a wide range of times and cultures establish how jewelry was used as a symbol of power, status, and identity, from earflares of warrior heroes in Pre-Colombian Peru to bowknot earrings designed by Yves Saint-Laurent. These most intimate works of art provide insight into the wearers, but also into the cultures that produced them. More than 200 jewels and ornaments, alongside paintings and sculptures of bejeweled bodies, demonstrate the social, political, and aesthetic role of jewelry from ancient times to the present. Gorgeous new illustrations of Bronze Age spirals, Egyptian broad collars, Hellenistic gold armbands, Japanese courtesan hair adornments, jewels from Mughal India, and many, many more explore the various facets of jewelry and its relationship to the human body over 5,000 years of world history.

U.S. Census of Business -- 1948

Trade Series, the Jewelry Trade

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Retail trade

Page: 90

View: 978

From Attila to Charlemagne

Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Katharine Reynolds Brown

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 395

View: 159

Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising

Antique, Period, and Modern

Author: Anna M. Miller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 180

View: 810

There is more to appraising jewelry than just being parable sales and a value determination. Then, all this able to put a dollar value on an item. The title of ap information, with clear jewelry descriptions, must be praiser distinguishes the individual who is able to iden succinctly put together with photographs and deliv tify, witness, estimate status, excellence, or potential ered to the client. ity, and to determine the authenticity of an article. Today's jewelry appraiser should also be cognizant Many factors impact on a thorough appraisal, espe of the vicissitudes of fashion, how changes impact the cially on estate and period jewelry. jewelry market in a substantial and vital manner in both design and style. A careful look must be given to Developing all this expertise is a lot to ask of practi tioners who only a decade ago were barely making a study of color psychology with an awareness of why specific gemstones and their colors and enamels of cer distinction between a well-written sales receipt and a professional appraisal report. tain colors were used in different periods. Industrial In the past few years bold changes have taken place developments, from machine stamped jewelry, the use in this field. It is now understood that standard ap of aniline dyes in clothing, and development of the praisal concepts and principles can be applied to the electric light, have influenced design and use of gem stones.

The Metropolitan Revolution

The Rise of Post-Urban America

Author: Jon C. Teaford

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 988

In this absorbing history, Jon C. Teaford traces the dramatic evolution of American metropolitan life. At the end of World War II, the cities of the Northeast and the Midwest were bustling, racially and economically integrated areas frequented by suburban and urban dwellers alike. Yet since 1945, these cities have become peripheral to the lives of most Americans. "Edge cities" are now the dominant centers of production and consumption in post-suburban America. Characterized by sprawling freeways, corporate parks, and homogeneous malls and shopping centers, edge cities have transformed the urban landscape of the United States. Teaford surveys metropolitan areas from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt and the way in which postwar social, racial, and cultural shifts contributed to the decline of the central city as a hub of work, shopping, transportation, and entertainment. He analyzes the effects of urban flight in the 1950s and 1960s, the subsequent growth of the suburbs, and the impact of financial crises and racial tensions. He then brings the discussion into the present by showing how the recent wave of immigration from Latin America and Asia has further altered metropolitan life and complicated the black-white divide. Engaging in original research and interpretation, Teaford tells the story of this fascinating metamorphosis.

Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Barbara Burn

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 904

"The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a living encyclopedia of world art. Cultures from every part of the world - from Florence to Thebes, from Pennsylvania to Papua, New Guinea - from the ancient world to the present, and in every medium, are represented, frequently at the highest levels of quality. This book presents over 250 of the finest masterpieces in the Metropolitan's collection, drawn from more than three million works in eighteen different curatorial departments. Some of these splendid objects, such as the Temple of Dendur, Botticelli's Annunciation, Rembrandt's Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, and Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware, are very famous; others, including a rare Chinese scroll, a drawing by Michelangelo, and an ornate Turkish sword, are less well known. All are remarkable and unique. The works have been arranged in a generally chronological order by culture, beginning with ancient Egypt and ending with the twentieth century in Europe and America. Each reproduction is accompanied by a text that includes pertinent information about the work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved