25,000 Years of Jewelry

25,000 Years of Jewelry From the Collection of the Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin

New edition 2021

Hardback (19 Oct 2021)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Now available in a new edition, this opulent book reaches back 25,000 years to trace the history of jewelry from the Paleolithic Era to the present day.

Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, this collection of jewelry through the ages links cultures and eras to show how the design, wearing, and collecting of personal adornment has evolved over the ages. They range from classic items such as necklaces, rings and earrings to less common items with origins in non-European cultures. The book features jewelry ranging from the splendid crowns of ancient Greece, gold earrings from Babylon and jewelled collars worn by 13th-century Islamic royalty to more modern pieces such as those contained in the imperial collection of Queen Louise of Prussia, Art Nouveau jewelry designed by Rene Lalique, and work by contemporary designers. This chronologically arranged survey includes numerous brief essays and 400 illustrations with detailed captions, making it an ideal reference for anyone interested in cultural history, the history of jewelry, or the art and craft of jewelry making.

About the Publisher

Prestel

Prestel

Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791379128
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
Edition: New edition 2021
DEWEY: 739.2707443155
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 383
Weight: 2300g
Height: 260mm
Width: 317mm
Spine width: 39mm