Item description for A World of Belts: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America by Anne Leurquin & Mauro Magliani...
A World of Belts is the fifth book in the series devoted to ethnic jewelery and body ornamentation from the Ghysels collection. Over 40 years in the making, this remarkable collection is made up of over 5,000 extraordinary pieces, each one selected carefully for its value, significance, and innate beauty. This original book documents one of the premier collections of ethnic belts from around in the world in a magnificent array of over 200 pieces including belts, buckles, and accessories such as amulet cases, perfume, and medicine pouches. Unique pieces in this book include pubic and buttocks covers (known as "caches sexes"), needle cases, decorated loincloths, and the carved buttons used to clasp pouches to belts-all in a range of materials and craft techniques that is truly astonishing. Captions describing the provenance and use of each piece accompany the superb photographs. The book also includes a glossary, maps, and a general bibliography.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 9.7" Height: 11.5" Weight: 4.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 4, 2005
ISBN 8884918650 ISBN13 9788884918659
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More About Anne Leurquin & Mauro Magliani
Magliani is one of Italy's most renowned art photographers. Assisted by his wife, Barbara Piovan, he has worked with the finest publishers in Italy and abroad since 1986. For this series by Skira, he has produced photographs for "A World of Rings. Africa, Asia, America and "A World of Earrings. Africa, Asia, America.
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A splendid book. Oct 1, 2007
A beautiful book, showing superb examples of belts from all over the world. This book is one, of a series of six, detailing ethnic jewelry from around the world. All of the pieces shown come from the collection of a Belgian couple, who have been collecting since the 1950s. The book contains magnificent, color photos, which show items at actual size, in many cases. My only criticism of the book, concerns the examples of Native American jewelry from the Southwestern United States. None of the Southwestern items were made by known artists, nor are the items of outstanding quality or design. The other books in the series share this same shortcoming.