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Author Falk, Fritz, author.

Title Himmlisch : Sonne, Mond und Sterne im Schmuck = Heavenly : the sun, moon and stars in jewellery / Fritz Falk.

Publication Info. Pforzheim : Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim ; Stuttgart : Arnoldsche, [2016]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    739.2709 FAL    Available
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Description 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 25 cm
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Note On the occasion of an exhibition held at Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, July 8 - October 30, 2016.
Language Parallel texts in German and English.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189).
Summary "Jewellery and the universe are bound together not just in the Ancient Greek sense of the word 'cosmos'; the sun, moon and stars invariably also found their way into representative forms of art jewellery around the world. While magical, mythological and religious references stood mainly at the forefront of ancient and non-European cultures, over the course of recent history it was on decorative grounds that jewellery pieces with cosmic motifs became so coveted. Whether Köchert in Vienna, Fabergé in St Petersburg or Lalique in Paris, the great jewellers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries were all inspired by heavenly forms. Today, interest in celestial bodies remains unbroken among contemporary internationally celebrated jewellery artists. The richly illustrated book presents for the first time a comprehensive review of the star motif in jewelry, from ancient Egypt to the present day"-- Publisher's description.
Subject Jewelry -- History -- Exhibitions.
Sun -- In art -- Pictorial works.
Moon -- In art -- Pictorial works.
Stars in art -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, host institution.
Added Title Sonne, Mond und Sterne im Schmuck
Heavenly : the sun, moon and stars in jewellery
Sun, moon and stars in jewellery
Sun, moon and stars in jewelry
ISBN 9783897904729 (pbk.)
3897904721 (pbk.)

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