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A World of Earrings: Africa, Asia, America (Ghysels Collection) ePub download

by Anne Van Cutsem

  • Author: Anne Van Cutsem
  • ISBN: 8881189739
  • ISBN13: 978-8881189731
  • ePub: 1568 kb | FB2: 1747 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Graphic Design
  • Publisher: Skira (November 17, 2001)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 607
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A World of Earrings: Africa, Asia, America (Ghysels Collection) ePub download

I approach this book purely as an artist seeking inspiration for my own jewelry designs, and for this I give A World of Earrings . However, it still provides a good general survey of ethnic earrings from Africa, Asia and the Americas. 11 people found this helpful.

The photography is beautifully clear and sharp, offering precise detail under excellent lighting. The jewelry pieces are shown quite large, allowing you to see all the details.

A World of Earrings book. This second volume of a multi-volume series on the Gbysels collection.

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World of Rings: Hardcover – 31 August 2000. The first book of the series A World of Rings presents over 1,000 rings from three continents. by Anne van Cutsem(Author). This second volume of a multi- volume series on the Ghysels collection- probably the most comprehensive and beautiful collection of ethnic jewelry in the world- presents nearly 800 extraordinary objects, most of which have never been shown to the public before, coming from Africa, Asia and America. Since time immemorial, earrings have been a means of seduction for women.

Africa, Asia, America. By (author) Anne Van Cutsem.

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This second volume of a multi-volume series on the Gbysels collection -- probably the most comprehensive and beautiful collection of ethnic jewelry in the world -- presents nearly 800 extraordinary objects, most of which have never been shown to the public before, coming from Africa, Asia and America.

Since time immemorial, earrings have been a means of seduction for women. Craftsmen the world over have set their imaginations to work, using every available material. Firstly they used flowers and grass, feathers and horns, wood, shells, and ivory. Mines and alluvional deposits offered stones and metals. Bold travellers and adventurous sailors set off in search of exotic goods.

Their symbolism is also rich and complex: for the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya, a person's prestige is measured by the number of ear ornaments, as long as their lobes can stand without tearing. Statues of Buddha show him with long ears. In the archipelagos of Indonesia, the suitor's family offers earrings to seal an alliance. Leather earrings with pearls are a sign of a married woman's status for Masai. In the Philippines and among the Naga headhunters, the men's hunting exploits and prowess as warriors are embodied in the jewellery theywear on their ears.

Fearlesssinger
Crammed full of color photos of no longer used and quickly dissappearing earrings of the world! Excellant book, well worth the purchase.
Keramar
good!
Akir
I approach this book purely as an artist seeking inspiration for my own jewelry designs, and for this I give A World of Earrings five stars. The photography is beautifully clear and sharp, offering precise detail under excellent lighting. The jewelry pieces are shown quite large, allowing you to see all the details. It is true that the descriptions are placed in the back of the book, and it might be a little inconvenient for some to flip back and forth between photos and descriptions, but I actually applaud this design decision because I prefer to see the jewelry itself without distracting blocks of text. As an artist, not a jewelry historian, I have to say this book fulfills all of my expectations and is well worth the price.
Prince Persie
The book is beautifully illustrated with full color photos that are exceptional in quality. I think it would have been helpful to show how some of the earrings are actually worn, either on a mannequin head or a real person. One other feature I found inconvenient was the location of the descriptive text , which is clear at the back of the book, instead of under or in back of each illustration. The reader has to keep flipping back and forth between the full-sized photo in front and the text at the end. However, it still provides a good general survey of ethnic earrings from Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Xtreem
...as with the other volumes published thus far about the Ghysels collection (World of Rings, Splendor of Ethnic Jewelry), one is left thirsting for an accompanying volume of scholarship. Broad introductions to the regions represented and short captions relegated to the end of the book are what we're given instead, often without dates for the pieces shown. A gorgeous and inspiring visual resource- still one of my favorites on ethnic jewelry, for the sheer beauty of the pieces included- but a bit frustrating to the jewelry historian.
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