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

Author:
Falk, Fritz [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
  • German
  • English
Published/​Created:
  • Pforzheim : Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim ; Stuttgart : Arnoldsche, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 25 cm
Summary note:
  • "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.
  • Sonne, Mond und Sterne fanden weltweit immer Eingang in die Schmuckkunst. Während in den alten und au€ereuropäischen Kulturen meist magische, mythologische und religiöse Bezüge im Vordergrund standen, waren es im Laufe der jüngeren Geschichte eher dekorative Gründe, die Schmuckstücke mit kosmischen Motiven so begehrt machten. Mit seinem neuen, reich bebilderten Buch bietet Fritz Falk einen umfassenden Überblick über das Motiv der Gestirne im Schmuck.
Notes:
On the occasion of an exhibition held at Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, July 8 - October 30, 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-189).
Language(s):
Parallel texts in German and English.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • History.
  • Pictorial works.
Contains:
Other title(s):
  • 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.)
OCLC:
954308803
International Article Number:
  • 9783897904729
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