Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World

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This book rewrites the history of jewellery in the age of Victoria. The age of Victoria is taken in its widest sense to encompass jewellery made throughout Europe and America, displayed at the great international exhibitions and distributed through foreign trade, illustrated publications and a burgeoning tourist industry. Throughout, links with other disciplines will provide both the specialist and the non-specialist with the information to understand how jewellery permeated all walks and conditions of life in the 19th century. The focus of the book is on the attitudes of owners to their jewellery and the symbolic weight that it was expected to carry. Rather than concentrating on the major figures at the top end of the jewellery trade, it is oriented towards the social aspects of owning, wearing and displaying jewellery. For example, novelists used jewellery to add a moral or metaphorical dimension to a character, while jewels depicted in portraits often carried multiple messages which could be immediately decoded by the viewer. The achievements of science, the fascination with nature and the Victorian sense of humour are all embodied in jewellery. Topics discussed in depth include the importance of jewellery in the life of the Queen herself, jewellery and dress, the language of jewellery, the cult of novelty, the importance of nationalism in the revival of historical styles, and the contribution of archaeological discoveries. The volume is sumptuously illustrated with contemporary reportage, photographs and portraits as well as examples of jewellery from the British Museum and other collections.

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Descrizione libro The British Museum Press, London, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Qto. A New copy in dust jacket. 552 pages, over 500 illustrations. Codice libro della libreria 075144

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Descrizione libro BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 295 x 239 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book rewrites the history of jewellery in the age of Victoria. The age of Victoria is taken in its widest sense to encompass jewellery made throughout Europe and America, displayed at the great international exhibitions and distributed through foreign trade, illustrated publications and a burgeoning tourist industry. Throughout, links with other disciplines will provide both the specialist and the non-specialist with the information to understand how jewellery permeated all walks and conditions of life in the 19th century. The focus of the book is on the attitudes of owners to their jewellery and the symbolic weight that it was expected to carry. Rather than concentrating on the major figures at the top end of the jewellery trade, it is oriented towards the social aspects of owning, wearing and displaying jewellery. For example, novelists used jewellery to add a moral or metaphorical dimension to a character, while jewels depicted in portraits often carried multiple messages which could be immediately decoded by the viewer. The achievements of science, the fascination with nature and the Victorian sense of humour are all embodied in jewellery. Topics discussed in depth include the importance of jewellery in the life of the Queen herself, jewellery and dress, the language of jewellery, the cult of novelty, the importance of nationalism in the revival of historical styles, and the contribution of archaeological discoveries. The volume is sumptuously illustrated with contemporary reportage, photographs and portraits as well as examples of jewellery from the British Museum and other collections. Codice libro della libreria AA29780714128191

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Descrizione libro BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom, 2010. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 295 x 239 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This book rewrites the history of jewellery in the age of Victoria. The age of Victoria is taken in its widest sense to encompass jewellery made throughout Europe and America, displayed at the great international exhibitions and distributed through foreign trade, illustrated publications and a burgeoning tourist industry. Throughout, links with other disciplines will provide both the specialist and the non-specialist with the information to understand how jewellery permeated all walks and conditions of life in the 19th century. The focus of the book is on the attitudes of owners to their jewellery and the symbolic weight that it was expected to carry. Rather than concentrating on the major figures at the top end of the jewellery trade, it is oriented towards the social aspects of owning, wearing and displaying jewellery. For example, novelists used jewellery to add a moral or metaphorical dimension to a character, while jewels depicted in portraits often carried multiple messages which could be immediately decoded by the viewer. The achievements of science, the fascination with nature and the Victorian sense of humour are all embodied in jewellery. Topics discussed in depth include the importance of jewellery in the life of the Queen herself, jewellery and dress, the language of jewellery, the cult of novelty, the importance of nationalism in the revival of historical styles, and the contribution of archaeological discoveries. The volume is sumptuously illustrated with contemporary reportage, photographs and portraits as well as examples of jewellery from the British Museum and other collections. Codice libro della libreria AA29780714128191

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Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2010. Condizione libro: New. 2010. Hardcover. Presents the history of jewellery in the age of Victoria. This book focuses on the attitudes of owners to their jewellery and the symbolic weight that it was expected to carry. Num Pages: 552 pages, 500 illustrations, 400 in colour. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JH; ACV; AFKG; HBJD1; HBTB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 300 x 239 x 54. Weight in Grams: 2780. 552 pages, 500 illustrations, 400 in colour. Presents the history of jewellery in the age of Victoria. This book focuses on the attitudes of owners to their jewellery and the symbolic weight that it was expected to carry. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1DBK; 3JH; ACV; AFKG; HBJD1; HBTB. Dimension: 300 x 239 x 54. Weight: 2778. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780714128191

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