By N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York
This e-book highlights items of bijou from historic and smooth cultures in every little thing of the globe. Of certain curiosity are the gadgets that seem in work and different artistic endeavors: jewel-studded robes, glittering Renaissance brooches and an Egyptian beaded collar are one of the featured works from the "Metropolitan Museum"'s assortment. Necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets fill this ebook and likewise integrated are gadgets of non secular value, army honours and different kinds of private ornament. The captions relate anecdotes about the artists and wearers and describe the background and elegance of the jewelry pictured.
Read or Download Metropolitan jewelry PDF
Best antiques & collectibles books
The place are all of the sturdy males? Marianne and her ally, Bijoux, are loss of life to grasp. seems they have been holed up round card tables, taking part in Texas carry 'em. So Marianne and Bijoux come to a decision it is time to up the ante and get in at the motion. yet they by no means imagined that Marianne might have a heavily proficient poker participant lurking within her.
Buried in the choice of the Smithsonian Institution's nationwide Museum of yank historical past exists an unbelievable team of ancient relics from the pre-Revolutionary struggle period to the current day, lots of that have by no means been on show. Donated to the museum via generations of memento creditors, those usual items of awesome condition all have outstanding stories to inform approximately their roles in American heritage.
Blade aficionados will enjoy colour photographs from inside of Bob Loveless' knife store, and of his knives, as writer Durwood Hollis info Loveless' stock-removal approach to knife making, instruments of the exchange, designs, warmth treating and tempering of blade metal, handles, sheaths, knife care and upkeep, and information for the sphere.
Be aware of What Your weapons Are worthy! wisdom is strength - and this large, thoroughly up to date 2015 variation of The professional Gun Digest booklet of weapons & costs offers the entire strength you must determine and value millions of non-military cartridge firearms from worldwide. in keeping with facts accrued from auctions, gun exhibits and retail gun outlets, this 1,328-page quantity is an inexpensive box advisor to cutting-edge most popular collectible rifles, pistols and shotguns.
Additional info for Metropolitan jewelry
Clockwise from top left, a wooden version from India; one from Mexico with the box and the snake’s head in wood, but the body of the snake in metal wire, covered with a loosely woven textile tube; one from Kenya in carved and dyed soapstone; a cut-out made from a sheet of printed card. A design using one mechanism can always be adapted. Changes can always be made, but it may not be as simple as it seems at ﬁrst sight. One little change will probably lead to another … and another … Nevertheless it is a good thing to attempt such changes: you will really 53 have to get to grips with how the design works, and you get a greater understanding of the underlying principles.
An artist’s quick sketch may have more immediacy and vitality than the worked-up canvas. Something similar happens with automata: it’s not necessary to imitate life in all the complexities of its forms and movement. A surprisingly small and simpliﬁed movement is all that is needed to 51 make a ﬁgure seem to come alive. Nor is it necessary for an automaton to tell a long and complicated story: if you set the scene, and drop a few hints, then the onlookers will be very ready to ﬁll in the details.
Looking at this exercise in respect of the six golden rules, there are some points to note: 1. Doubling up the birds is an experiment. I like the resulting look of Muttering Birds, but how about the way it moves? Operating it by turning a crank handle has a diﬀerent feel to twiddling a knob. Possibly because each bird tends to mirror the other, the movement seems a little more regular, more stilted. Turning the handle very slowly seems to give a better result, and so does turning it very fast, which gives a manic eﬀect that you could not get by twiddling the knob on Muttering Bird.
Metropolitan jewelry by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York