Harold Newman, who was a famous collector and writer on the decorative arts, incorporates definitions of terms relating to the processes used in jewelry making, descriptions of the principal gemstones and their characteristics, brief histories of famous named jewels and gemstones, and biographical entries on designers and makers of jewelry from the Renaissance to modern times With its extensive cross-referencing and selected bibliographical references for further reading, this volume has no rival.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, 685 illustrations, 16 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/1987
- Category: Precious metal & precious stones: artworks & design
- ISBN: 9780500274521
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Review by juglicerr
Knowing that a book is from Thames and Hudson is always a recommendation to me, and this did not disappoint. It is loaded iwth information about designers; styles and types of jewelry; famous jewels and hoards of jewelry; techniques for cutting gemstones, etc. The entries frequently contain cross-references to related topics. Numerous pictures are in the outer margins of the page to illustrate many of the terms. The one disappointment is that more of these are not in color. (O.K., maybe that is asking a lot).I expect this to be an extremely useful reference tool.