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'This richly illustrated publication is a joy to read as it traces the role serpents have played in jewelry from ancient times until today, and throughout the cultures of Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.' The Wall Street Journal. 'The book is an excellent addition to Arnoldsche's already impressive catalogue of books on jewellery'. Jewellery History Today.Reseña del editor:
Sin and temptation, wisdom and deceit, death and damnation, but also eternity and renewal, protection and healing power- the symbolic meanings of the snake are as manifold as the myths, sagas and legends in which it plays a significant role. The snake led Adam and Eve into temptation in the Garden of Eden, the Uraeus snake was the symbol of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt, the Midgard serpent inhabited the ocean of Germanic mythology, it was the ancient symbol of the art of healing, was worshipped as the snake spirit in India and as a deity in African and Central American cultures. In all eras and in all cultures the snake has fascinated humankind and inspired the creation of striking works of art. This publication is dedicated for the first time to the whole spectrum of the snake in jewellery, for few artists, jewellers or even the jewellery industry could resist the temptation to incorporate this creature into jewellery design. The examples span everything from Hellenistic snake bangles to the glittering art nouveau creations by Lalique and Fournet, from the luxurious creations by Cartier and Faberge to the playful objects of contemporary jewellery artists, from snake motifs from Mexico and the golden snakes of the Akan in Ghana to Indian snake jewellery and Japanese snake netsukes- in jewellery the seductive power of the snake is unfailing. Let it put you under its spell!
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Descripción Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2011. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Bilingual. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. del artículo: 3897903547
Descripción Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2011. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. del artículo: P023897903547