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The Lure of Gold


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Автор: Dr. Hans Gert Bachmann
Название:  The Lure of Gold   (Соблазн золота:художественная и культурная история)
Издательство: Abbeville Press
Классификация:
Декоративные искусства и ремесла
Ювелирные украшения и их изготовление

ISBN: 0789209004
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789209009
ISBN: 0-7892-0900-4
ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-7892-0900-9
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 280
Вес: 2.319 кг.
Дата издания: 01.11.2006
Язык: ENG
Иллюстрации: 260 illustrations, 240 in full color
Размер: 30.78 x 26.72 x 3.38 cm
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
Подзаголовок: An artistic and cultural history
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Поставляется из: США
Описание: The dazzlingly illustrated story of how the worlds most beautiful element has influenced the art, economy, and society of every civilization. When Hesiod, the Greek poet of the eighth century B.C., recounted the history of the world as he understood it, he described the legendary first generation of mortal men, who lived in peace and ease, as the people of gold. Nearly three millennia later, we still refer to a particularly happy or prosperous era as a golden age. The reason Hesiods metaphor translates so perfectly into our own idiom is that the mystique of gold, the quintessential precious metal, is truly universal. The very scarcity of gold accounts for part of its allure and much of its monetary value: the total volume of gold ever mined, from prehistory to the present day, would probably fit inside a cube with sides just twenty yards (18 m) long.

Yet golds incredible material properties also contribute to its appeal. Gold does not corrode, so it never loses its brilliant luster, and it can be chased, embossed, punched, drawn into wires, hammered foil-thin, and shaped in countless other ways. This engaging book reveals that the ways in which gold, in turn, has shaped humanity are no less numerous.

Since prehistory, for example, artisans have fashioned gold into ritual objects and high-status ornaments; beginning in the sixth century B.C., gold served as currency; and even in the modern era it has encouraged wars of conquest and triggered frantic gold rushes. Each chapter is devoted to one historical epoch, explaining how people of that time mined and refined gold, and how they used it for cultural and economic purposes. Two hundred gorgeous color photographs illustrate golden objets dart as diverse as the funerary masks of Tutankhamen; intricate Celtic jewelry; a figurine of El Dorado, a pre-Columbian chief said to ritualistically cover his entire body in gold dust; bejeweled medieval reliquaries and crucifixes; and even Gustav Klimts gold-drenched canvas The Kiss.

With its authoritative yet lively text and these arresting illustrations, The Lure of Gold sets, as it were, the gold standard for books on material culture.


Дополнительное описание: Format: 11.812 X 10.25
Illustrations: 260 illustrations, 240 in full color
Subtitle: An Artistic and Cultural History
Subject: Antiques & Collectibles / Silver, Gold & Other Metals
Subject: History / Civilization





Object That Dreams

Автор: Zoren Gold & Minori
Название: Object That Dreams
ISBN: 3899551737 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783899551730
Издательство: Gestalten
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Описание: Tokyo-based duo Zoren Gold & Minori's contemporary approach to surreal photography has led them to combine photography, illustration, collage and graphic design, blurring the line between fiction and reality and resulting in a formula that delights the senses. Object that Dreams is a scintillating collection of their stark, moody and untouchably glamorous fantasy worlds inhabited by tantalizing sirens and temptresses. inhabited by tantalizing sirens and temptresses.

Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting

Название: Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting
ISBN: 0300138989 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300138986
Издательство: Yale University Press
Цена: 3621 р.
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Lure Of Painted Poetry, The

Название: Lure Of Painted Poetry, The
ISBN: 1555953646 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781555953645
Издательство: ACC-distribution titles
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Описание: A Rich Collection Of Japanese And Korean Drawings And Manuscripts Illustrate This Publication That Traces The History Of The Art Form Of Painted Poems In These Asian Cultures.

Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV

Автор: Bremer-David Charissa
Название: Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV
ISBN: 1606064614 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781606064610
Издательство: Yale University Press
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Описание: "This publication is issued on the occasion of an exhibition of fourteen examples from the tapestry collection of Louis XIV, held at the Getty Center from December 15, 2015, to May 1, 2016"--Provided by publisher.

Gold of the Tzars

Название: Gold of the Tzars
ISBN: 3925369481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783925369483
Издательство: Antique Collectors Club Ltd
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The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York

Автор: Ives
Название: The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York
ISBN: 0300093713 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300093711
Издательство: Yale University Press
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Описание: The text includes a consideration of Gauguin's exotic voyages and their reflections in his art; a history of the reception and appreciation of Gauguin's work on this shore of the Atlantic; and revelations arising from the recent examination of paintings in the Metropolitan Museum's collection. Each of Gauguin's works from these New York collections appears in colour with accompanying commentary.

Basic Fishing Lure Carving

Автор: Greg Hays
Название: Basic Fishing Lure Carving
ISBN: 0764325051 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764325052
Издательство: Schiffer
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Описание: For every fisherman who feels buying a lure and catching fish is not challenging enough, this book takes you back to yesteryear, when there were no department stores or sports shops and helps you create your own fishing lures. In 220 detailed color photos, Greg Hays helps you carve lures step-by-step, from the initial blank to a finished broke-back lure.Every tool needed is listed, every technique employed is carefully described, including painting instructions. Additionally, the author provides a pattern for the lure and illustrated instructions on assembling special boxes for each lure you create. Rounding out the presentation is a gallery featuring a variety of lures to fire your imagination. Once your lure is assembled, give it a try. The author is confident it will help you catch fish!

Lure of the Object

Автор: Melville
Название: Lure of the Object
ISBN: 0300103379 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300103373
Издательство: Yale University Press
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Описание: This latest volume in the critically acclaimed Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series examines the force of art history`s attraction to particular objects and the corresponding rhythms of attachment and detachment that animate the discipline.

Best Of  "Nautical Quarterly " The Lure Of Sail

Автор: Palley, Reese Dalton, Anthony
Название: Best Of "Nautical Quarterly " The Lure Of Sail
ISBN: 0760318204 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760318201
Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision
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Описание: The Lure of Sail.

Lure of china

Автор: Wood, Frances
Название: Lure of china
ISBN: 0300154364 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300154368
Издательство: Yale University Press
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Описание: Medieval travellers like Marco Polo created a romantic picture of a distant and exotic land while subsequent Jesuit and diplomatic missions sought to correct the more lurid depictions with first-hand accounts. In the mid-nineteenth century China was opened to travellers, collectors and writers of all sorts.

Lure of the Lake District

Автор: Goodier Steve
Название: Lure of the Lake District
ISBN: 0711231699 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780711231696
Издательство: Frances Lincoln
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Описание: By revealing and sharing the pleasure that the mountains have given to the author, and to countless others over the years this book will take its place amongst those that are essential reading for any lover of the lakes.

Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing: Conventional Tackle. Fly Fishing. Spinning. Ice Fishing. Lures. Flies. Natural Bait. Knots. Filleting.

Автор: Sparano Vin T.
Название: Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing: Conventional Tackle. Fly Fishing. Spinning. Ice Fishing. Lures. Flies. Natural Bait. Knots. Filleting.
ISBN: 0789329255 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789329257
Издательство: Rizzoli USA
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Описание: The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for the fresh- and saltwater angler.


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