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Riassunto: For more than 25 years, Carl Faberge and his firm served as jeweller and goldsmith to the tsars of Russia, European royalty, and the powerful and influential throughout the world. The masterpieces created by Faberge in the late 19th and early 20th centuries are almost legendary treasures of superb workmanship and originality. A. Kenneth Snowman tells the story of his recent and astonishing discovery in St Petersburg of two of the original design books from the House of Faberge. Within their pages are countless meticulous watercolour and ink drawings of virtually every item made by the company from 1909 to 1915. Each design is dated and accompanied by detailed handwritten instructions as to composition and execution. Hundreds of these invaluable and incredibly beautiful drawings are reproduced here for the first time, most in full colour, with captions describing the gems, the materials to be used, and the date of manufacture. Often the actual finished pieces are photographed next to the original drawings. Among the ingenious marvels are those commissioned for the 300th anniversary celebration of the House of Romanoff, and the famous miniature and large Imperial Easter eggs, including the one owned by Queen Elizabeth II. Gold boxes, animal and bird carvings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, rings and diadems are amongst the jewels on display. A. Kenneth Snowman was curator and wrote the catalogues for the Faberge exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, in 1977 and the Coopor-Hewitt Museum, New York, in 1983. He has written and edited many other books, including "The Master Jewelers" (Thames and Hudson, 1990).
From Library Journal:
For readers acquainted only with Faberge's jewel-encrusted eggs, the graceful, dainty pendants, brooches, and diadems shown here reveal the more utilitarian aspects of the famous house's business of catering to aristocratic taste. Delicate hand-colored drawings reproduced from two recently discovered design stock books dating from 1909 to 1915--many accompanied by photos of the finished products, on loan from their owners--form the bulk of the book. By his own admission, however, Snowman ( The Master Jewelers , LJ 10/15/90; Carl Faberge : Goldsmith to the Imperial Court of Russia , LJ 10/15/79) merely repeats and expands upon his September 1987 article in Apollo magazine: Out of the 205 illustrations in the book, more than 40 first appeared in Apollo , as did much of the text. Though this is a beautifully made book, in view of the availability of the Apollo article and the narrow topic, only libraries with strong interest in Faberge or comprehensive decorative art collections need to acquire it.
- Therese D. Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. VG clean text, solid binding, light reading wear to dust jacket. Book is a bit musty. ABE estimates international rates, actual rate charged may decrease or increase based on size of item. Buyers will receive an approval request if shipping is greater than the default amount. Codice libro della libreria 1703140010
Descrizione libro Abrams, Inc. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0810933071I3N10
Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. Presumed 1st ed, NAP. 4to,176pp, illustrated. Fine/fine. Codice libro della libreria 0172662
Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams Inc, New York, 1993. First American Edition. large hardcover, very good in very good jacket, many illustrations. Codice libro della libreria 023933
Descrizione libro Harry N Abrams 1993-09, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. First edition.. 0810933071. Codice libro della libreria 701232
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: near fine/near fine. Quarto. 176pp With 205 illlustrations, including 169 plates in full color. A very nice copy in an equally nice dust jacket. In a brodart protective wrapper. Codice libro della libreria 46503
Descrizione libro Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. the recently discovered jewellery designs from the st. petersburg archives. HEAVY BOOK. Codice libro della libreria 017452
Descrizione libro Guanghwa, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. A book of b&w illustrations and tipped in color plates, with an index and captions in Chinese. In a slipcase, accompanied by two booklets, a 15 page booklet in Chinese, and a 10 page booklet in English, giving a brief chronological table of Chinese history and an English translation of the captions in the book. The book has an index, followed by 152 pages of illustrations. Folio. Beige cloth, printed in red and black. The front covers of both booklets are lightly soiled and have a child's scribbles in colored pencil. The book is in Very Good condition; no dust jacket. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Codice libro della libreria J1553
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR004832051
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808109330714.0