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Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums
ISBN: HB: 9780300237023, Yale University Press, February 2019
272 pp., 26.7x20.3 cm, 290 colour and black&white illus.
From personal ornamentation to funerary practice, from palace decoration to private devotion, jade has played a major role in Chinese social, cultural, and political life for millennia. Exploring the history of this revered stone through the esteemed...
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£45,00
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Renaissance Splendor Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries
ISBN: HB: 9780300237061, Yale University Press, February 2019
96 pp., 30.2x27.3 cm, 72 colour and black&white illus.
Featuring detailed scenes of court pageantry and life-size portraits of members of the French Valois dynasty woven in wool, silk, and precious metal-wrapped threads, the Valois Tapestries are one of the most extravagant sets of hangings produced in t...
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American Silver in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Volume 1: Makers A-F
ISBN: HB: 9780300229400, Yale University Press, January 2019
520 pp., 30.5x25.4 cm, 650 colour illus.
Beginning with Cesar Ghiselin in 1681, Philadelphia has a long and storied history of silversmithing that includes notable artists such as Joseph Richardson Sr. and Jr., Philip Syng Jr., and Olaf Skoogfors. Celebrating this legacy and showcasing the...
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Jean Schlumberger The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
ISBN: HB: 9780300238747, Yale University Press, November 2018
120 pp., 26.7x26.7 cm, 134 colour and black&white illus.
Famous for his inventive interpretations of animal and botanical subjects, artist-jeweler Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) played a key role in 20th-century fashion with his vibrant sculptural designs for whimsical jewelry and accessories. After beginni...
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Jewelry The Body Transformed
ISBN: HB: 9781588396501, Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 2018
272 pp., 25.4x22.9 cm, 300 colour illus.
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. But how is the meaning of jewelry bound to the body...
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American Art Pottery The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection
ISBN: HB: 9781588395962, Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 2018
384 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 420 colour illus.
During the height of the Arts and Crafts era in Europe and the United States, from the late 1800s until World War I, American ceramics were transformed from industrially produced ornamental and table wares to aesthetically and technologically innovat...
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American Glass The Collections at Yale
ISBN: HB: 9780300226690, Yale University Press, September 2018
320 pp., 26x22.9 cm, 190 colour illus.
Glass can be decorative or utilitarian, and its forms often reflect technological innovations and social change. Drawing on an insightful selection from the Yale University Art Gallery and other collections at Yale, "American Glass" illuminates the v...
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£55,00
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Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings
ISBN: HB: 9780300237030, Yale University Press, September 2018
400 pp., 27.3x23.5 cm, 335 colour and black&white illus.
Vessels shaped as bulls, lions, birds, donkeys, and other animals were routinely used to pour and drink liquids at feasts throughout the ancient world. Bringing together animal-shaped vessels from the Mediterranean, the Near and Far East, and the Ame...
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Art of Iron Objects from the Musee Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy
ISBN: PB: 9780300237047, Yale University Press, August 2018
112 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 65 colour illus.
For centuries, wrought iron was worked with care and craft into objects as diverse as shop signs, balcony railings, and dog collars. This handsome volume brings together thirty-six unique pieces of wrought iron from the celebrated collection of the M...
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Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art Ancient Glass
ISBN: PB: 9781588396815, Metropolitan Museum of Art, July 2018
352 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 547 colour and black&white illus.
The Cesnola Collection of antiquities from Cyprus preserves the island's artistic traditions from prehistoric through Roman times and represents the first large group of ancient Mediterranean works to enter the museum's collection. This catalogue, wh...
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£90,00
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