Item description for Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry--The Walters Art Museum by Sabine Albersmeier...
This brand new and exquisitely illustrated book introduces one of the great collections of jewellery, with examples of 50 key items of jewellery dating from the 1st century BC to the turn of the twentieth century. Specific terminology, when used, is always explained; each text clearly states why a particular object is important, and the jewellery selected shows an enormous range of periods, regions, artistic and stylist development, and materials. Signature items featured in this volume include a magnificent pair of gold bracelets discovered inside a tomb in Olbia, Ukraine, and dating to the Hellenistic Period of the 1st-century BC; a pair of gold and semi-precious stone-inlaid eagle fibulae, dating from 6th-century Visigothic Spain; a cameo and gold-mounted brooch depicting Ellen Walters, made in Italy by the Saulini family around 1862; a gold Iris Corsage ornament by Tiffany & Co., and a wonderful corsage ornament of pansy blossoms executed in a combination of cast glass and plique-a-jour enamel by Rene Lalique, dating from 1904.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.25" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jul 5, 2006
Publisher D. Giles Ltd
ISBN 1904832164 ISBN13 9781904832164
Reviews - What do customers think about Bedazzled: 5000 Years of Jewelry--The Walters Art Museum?
Inspirational Little Treasure Aug 17, 2008
This is the kind of book you need when looking for inspiration. The pictures are big, crisp, and splendid. Each one contains detailed information about the size, material, and date of the piece. The variety of the pieces shows the true passion of the musseum owner for jewelry.
Keen Eye of a Collector Jun 29, 2008
A tiny little reference book loaded with a lot of history. Shows photographs of gold pieces dating back to 2BC to the 19th and 20th Centuries, collected by Henry Walters, now on exhibit. Better than anything you'll see at any of the Egyptian exhibits touring about, and an up close look at specific pieces that defined the history of jewelry.
wouldn't buy again... Nov 3, 2007
I received the item on time and in wonderful condition but was very disappointed by the book itself. Its VERY small and all the 5000 years of jewelry was just from one private collector. I thought there would be more information and definitely more of a history. I would not recommend this book to anyone. But not the fault of this site :)
Add this to your library Sep 18, 2007
This is a nice little book, and by little I mean 7 inches on a side square. At 64 pages it holds a lot of high quality images with full page shots and many closeups. The text is informative without being pompous and overly wordy like many historical jewelery books written by endlessly blabbery art historians trying to flex their hyper inflated vocabularies and fill their quota of space. There is even a short glossary at the end with many useful terms for the novice jewelry historian. Despite it's demure appearance this delightful book fulfills it's promise of an informative and detailed review of some of the highlights of the Walters Collection. Buy this book for your library and you probably have a friend who would like it too, so maybe buy another for them.
Wonderful collection May 20, 2007
Bedazzled is a small book with high quality photos of distinct and beautiful pieces of jewellery held by the Walters Art Museum that covers prominent periods of jewellery design. I was very impressed as I have not seen these pieces in any other books on jewellery history. It is a gem don't be deceived by the size as it is well worth owning.