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  • Jewels on Queenby Anne Schofield

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 31.99

    Ancient Roman engraved rings, eye miniatures, love tokens, an Art Deco aquamarine and diamond brooch ...Anne Schofield, Australia's best-known antique jewellery expert, unlocks the cabinets in her exclusive Sydney shop in Queen Street, Woollahra and reveals the favourite pieces of jewellery she has bought, sold and collected over 50 years. World-famous... more...

  • Die Domestizierung der Samuraiby Mathias Hamp

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 31.26

    Die Samurai - das Sinnbild der t÷dlichen Krieger. Doch im Japan des 19. Jahrhunderts wurden die Samurai domestiziert, wie auch westliche Barbaren, Geishas, Zen-M÷nche oder UnberŘhrbare. Klar definierbare Opfer und Tńter sucht man vergeblich: Die Domestizierung der Samurai handelt von der Bewńltigung alter und der Entstehung neuer Fremdbilder - in einem... more...

  • Rechtssysteme im Donauraumby Ellen Bos; KÓlmÓn P˛cza

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 54.94

    Im ersten Teil des Sammelbandes wird der gegenseitige Einfluss der Rechtssysteme und Rechtskulturen des Donauraumes und des ungarischen Rechtssystems aufeinander im Mittelalter und der frŘhen Neuzeit behandelt. Der zweite Teil des Sammelbandes widmet sich dem Rechtstransfer durch ▄bersetzung. Hier stehen die sich aus der Mehrsprachigkeit in der Donau-Monarchie... more...

  • Silversmithingby Brian Hill; Andrew Putland

    Crowood 2014; US$ 29.17

    As well as promoting the traditional origins of handmaking craft skills, this lavish book explains the latest techniques and opportunities that exist for today's designer silversmith. It emphasizes the importance of acquiring fundamental skills as a basis for creating stunning and innovative designs, and illustrates this with fabulous case studies... more...

  • Making Silver Jewelleryby Louise Mary Muttitt

    Crowood 2014; US$ 11.65

    Silver is an exciting and versatile material for jewellery makers, both beginners and the more advanced, and nothing beats the satisfaction of creating and making your own designs. This book shows you how. Full of inspiring ideas and finished pieces, it explains over forty processes including the more advanced techniques such as fold forming and... more...

  • Tiffanyby Charles De Kay

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    A jeweler with an established reputation through the world, Louis Comfort Tiffany was the spearhead of the Art Nouveau movement in the United States. At a time and in a country in perpetual growth, Tiffany succeeded in elevating the decorative to the rank of fine art. Glass was the field of expertise of Tiffany?s workshops. There they developed groundbreaking... more...

  • Creating Authenticityby Alexander Geurds; Laura Van Broekhoven

    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...

  • Silver in Englandby Philippa Glanville

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Maintaining Longcase Clocksby Nigel Barnes; Austin Jordan

    Crowood 2013; US$ 29.17

    Longcase clocks were invidually hand-made during the golden age of change that took place between the late seventeenth and mid-nineteenth centuries. Longcase clocks with their seventeenth century clock-making technology were innovative and incorporated an accurate pendulum clock within an attractive piece of domestic furnishing. This invaluable... more...