Fred Ward Jades of Mesoamerica

ISBN 13: 9781887651004

Jades of Mesoamerica

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9781887651004: Jades of Mesoamerica

Part of the Fred Ward Gem Book Series. This beautifully illustrated book in the all-color series tells the saga of jade in the New World. From deposits in Guatemala, the glory of jadeite carvings was honored and appreciated by all native cultures from the Olmec to the Aztecs. Particular attention is paid to Maya contributions to jade history. This incredible society treasured jade as only the Chinese did, making it central to its culture and art. Our overview takes the reader through all the Ceneral American cultures by showing examples of their jade carvings. This small book provides the ideal introduction to one of the jade's most fascinating tales. Follow author Fred Ward through Ceneral America in search of the most beautiful and important examples of these historic artifacts.

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For fourteen years Fred Ward created, wrote, and photographed National Geographic Magazine's legendary gemstone series. He has now greatly expanded his classic work into the 8-book Fred Ward Gem Book Series, complete with new photographs and text. His easy-to-read accurate text provides you what you need to know to buy and enjoy the world's most historic and beautiful gems. Mr. Ward's award-winning photographs make each page a visual feast. This book is part of "America's Most Popular Gem Book Series."

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