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This second volume of a multi- volume series on the Ghysels collection- probably the most comprehensive and beautiful collection of ethnic jewelry in the world- presents nearly 800 extraordinary objects, most of which have never been shown to the public before, coming from Africa, Asia and America.
Since time immemorial, earrings have been a means of seduction for women. Craftsmen the world over have set their imaginations to work, using every available material. Firstly they used flowers and grass, feathers and horns, wood, shells, and ivory. Mines and alluvional deposits offered stones and metals. Bold travellers and adventurous sailors set off in search of exotic goods.
Their symbolism is also rich and complex: for the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya, a person's prestige is measured by the number of ear ornaments, as long as their lobes can stand without tearing. Statues of Buddha show him with long ears. In the archipelagos of Indonesia, the suitor's family offers earrings to seal an alliance. Leather earrings with pearls are a sign of a married woman's status for Masai. In the Philippines and among the Naga headhunters, the men's hunting exploits and prowess as warriors are embodied in the jewellery they wear on their ears.
The first book of the series A World of Rings presents over 1,000 rings from three continents. Round, square, oval, hexagonal or simply a sculpture in space, since ancient times the ring has lent itself to the boundless imagination of its creators in a fascinating variety of ways.
Título: A World of Rings: Africa, Asia, America
Año de publicación: 2000
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Ilustrador: Color Illustrations
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Skira, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Nº de ref. del artículo: S_219945459
Descripción Milan, 2000. 280x240mm. 216pp with 180 colour and 180b/w illustrations. Hbk. fine in fine dustwrapper. The first volume in the series exploring the Ghysels collection of ethnic jewellery, focuses on the huge variety of forms that the simple object - the ring - is found in - and the vast range of materials used and their complex symbolism. Nº de ref. del artículo: 405
Descripción Skira Editore, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Skira Editore: Milano, 2000. Original pictoral dustjacket in vg + condition, not price clipped. Cloth bound. Clean, bright and tight copy. DISPATCHED FROM THE UK WITHIN 24 HOURS ( BOOKS ORDERED OVER THE WEEKEND DISPATCHED ON MONDAY) BY ROYAL MAIL. ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS SENT BY AIR MAIL. Nº de ref. del artículo: mon0000573083
Descripción Skira, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: Used: Good. Nº de ref. del artículo: SONG888118530X
Descripción Skira, 2000. Condición: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. del artículo: 888118530X-2-4
Descripción Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Ex-Library copy with typical library marks and stamps. Dust jacket in good condition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Nº de ref. del artículo: 422021488
Descripción Skira, Milano, Italy, 2000. Hard Cover. Condición: New -. 230 pages - text in English - catalog in which is presented a selected part of the very large and rich Ghysels collection devoted to the ethnic jewel - this book presents ethnic rings, coming from Africa, Asia and America - color photographs of the rings by Mauro Magliani - legends tell about their materials, dimensions and functions - glossary of technical terms, maps, index and bibliography - also available in French or in German. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Nº de ref. del artículo: 001014
Descripción Skira 2000-09-01, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: good. 888118530X. Nº de ref. del artículo: 666950
Descripción Skira Editore, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Nº de ref. del artículo: c000872
Descripción Skira, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. del artículo: P02888118530X