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- Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 20.99
Authenticity and authentication is at the heart of museums concerns in displays, objects, and interaction with visitors. These notions have formed a central element in early thought on culture and collecting. Nineteenth century-explorers, commissioned museum collectors and pioneering ethnographers attempted to lay bare the essences... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 270.00
For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site. This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture. Generously illustrated with both black and white and full-color photos, this A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 67.50
A rich and lively examination of this curious and pervasive tradition.Karal Ann Marling visits dozens of roadside attractions, viewing them analytically, intellectually, and enthusiastically, tracing each one through folklore and literature. Heavily illustrated, this book takes the reader on the road to examine these treasures and all that they represent. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 30.00
Stradivari?s Genius , Toby Faber charted the fascinating course of some of the world?s most prized musical instruments. Now, in this enthralling new book, he tells the story of objects that are, to many, the pinnacle of the jeweler?s art: the Fabergé imperial eggs. The Easter presents that Russia?s last two czars gave to their czarinas have become... more...
- De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00
In the predominantly non-literate culture of migration period Germania gold bracteates were an authentic statement of the identity of those who wore them and of how they saw the world. Their standardised programme of designs demonstrates that they were all produced according to strict, common rules governing motifs and style. The fact that the designs... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
?A riveting story of tomb robbers and antiquities smugglers, high-stakes auctioneers and the princely chiefs of the world?s most prestigious museums?.A terrific read, from start to finish.? ?James L. Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt An Oxford-trained archaeologist and award-winning journalist based in Rome, Vernon... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 31.99
New from New York Times bestselling author and former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, Read My Pins is a story and celebration of how one woman?s jewelry collection was used to make diplomatic history. Exploring the use of the pin or brooch as a means of personal and diplomatic expression and f eaturing a gallery of fascinating photographs,... more...
- Utah State University Press 1993; US$ 20.95
Jones explores the human impulse to create, the necessity for having aesthetically satisfying experiences, and the craving for tradition. He also considers topics such as making chairs, remodeling houses, using and preserving soda-fountain slang, preparing and eating food, and sculpting lifelike figures out of cement. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
This work provides a survey of the jewellery of Roman Britain. Fully illustrated and accessible to both the specialist and amateur enthusiast, it surveys the full range of personal ornament worn in Britain during the Roman period, the 1st to 4th centuries AD. It emphasizes the presence of two distinct cultural and artistic traditions, the classical... more...