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  • Die Magischen Gemmenby Simone Michel

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 179.00

    Magische Gemmen, kleine »kraftgeladene« Edel- und Schmucksteine mit eingeschnittenen Bildern und Inschriften, dienten in der Antike als Amulette. Die Autorin nutzt als Basis für ihre umfassende Darstellung eine sammlungsübergreifende Auswahl von ca. 2.600 Stücken. Sie sind nach Motiven gruppiert und mit technischen Daten sowie Kurzbeschreibungen in... more...

  • Art Decoby Judith Miller

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 30.00

    Art Deco is the fifth title in the highly successful DK Collector's Guides series. Written by world-renowned expert Judith Miller and specialist consultants, the book explores the defining design style of the 1920s and 30s. Structured by popular collectin more...

  • Watchesby Dean Judy

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 17.99

    Watches are more than devices useful for monitoring the time you have left in a day, assessing where the day went or when you need to be someplace. They look good, they help keep life organized and they can be some of the most impressive collectibles or heirlooms you will ever find. Within the book of this time keeper's must-have, you will discover... more...

  • Heavenly Metal Twisted Wireby Lisa Brown

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 14.99

    Bring a radiant dimension to your home, garden and gifts with the unique, versatile and quirky qualities of wire and metal 20 tempting projects range from pretty cards and glowing lanterns to fluttering butterfly wind chimes, an irresistibly sweet mirror frame and a decadent beaded chandelier Creative craft techniques such as embossing, beading... more...

  • An Introduction to Netsukeby Raymond Bushell

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    NETSUKE artists have carved an imperishable niche for themselves in the hearts of collectors and connoisseurs everywhere. Among the many Japanese objets d'art, few have aroused greater admiration than the netsuke. This miniature piece of Japanese sculpture, approximately 1 1/2 inches in size, was designed (in the absence of pockets on kimonos) as... more...

  • Netsuke: A Guide for Collectorsby Mary Louise O'Brien; Margaret Dhaemers

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 45.00

    Among the growing number of books dealing with the fascinating miniature sculptures of Japan known as netsuke, none so far has treated the subject specifically from the viewpoint of the amateur collector. It is the purpose of the present volume to answer the need for such a guide. The book fulfills this purpose by organizing for the first time in... more...

  • The Wonderful World of Netsukeby Raymond Bushell

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Roughly a century ago, when Japan emerged from the long seclusion of the Edo period and opened her doors to the West, a treasury of fascinating objets d'art was exposed to view. By no means the least fascinating among the discoveries by Westerners were the miniature works of art known as netsuke. These tiny masterpieces of sculpture (mostly in ivory... more...

  • Late Iron Age Gold Hoards from the Low Countries and the Caesarian Conquest of Northern Gaulby Nico Roymans; Guido Creemers; Simone Scheers

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 70.00

    This richly illustrated volume analyses eight new Celtic gold hoards from the southern Netherlands and Belgium, consisting of gold coinage and in several cases also gold ornaments. The study of these hoards provides a wealth of new information on the archaeological contexts in which they were found, on the dating of many coin types and jewelry, and... more...

  • Lest We Forgetby Judith Price

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Lest We Forget serves as a tribute to our men and women in service both past and present. It derives its title from the poem ?Recessional? by Rudyard Kipling, often used as a tribute in war memorials, while its contents chronicle our military history since the Revolution through 150 iconic artifacts. It showcases such diverse items as the Washington... more...

  • The Emergent Pastby Chris Fowler

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 134.99

    The Emergent Past approaches archaeological research as an engagement within an assemblage - a particular configuration of materials, things, places, humans, animals, plants, techniques, technologies, forces, and ideas. Fowler develops a new interpretative method for that engagement, exploring how archaeological research can, and does, reconfigure... more...