Contemporary Jewelry. A Craftsman's Handbook

Morton Philip

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Holt,Rinehart And Winston Inc
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 1970
Edition: First Edition

Description: 308 pages. Ex-Library. Book is in general good condition. There is some light reading wear present, but still a presentable copy.

Publishers Description: " Written for artists, students, and generally interested readers, Contemporary Jewelry brings together in one comprehensive source the history, design principles, materials and processes of an art form that has had a similarly brilliant development in the 20th century.....Organized topically according to the major processes of the art, the subject matter is presented in a series of sequences that in verbal explanations and in pictorial illustrations demonstrate step by step how finished work derives from such procedures as fusing and soldering, cutting, hammering, casting, stonesetting, and finishing....Contemporary Jewelry is an all-inclusive handbook accessible to anyone -- seasoned artist and beginning student -- whatever the needs of his individual artistic development...." The 303 pages are organized into two parts with 19 chapters. Part 1 is History and Design with chapter titles like the History of Contemporary Jewelry and Principles of Contemporary Jewelry Design. Part 11 it titled "Fundamental Processes and Practical Procedures." with chapters dedicated to Forming, Layout, Cutting, Hammering, Fastenings, Castings. Finishings, Gems and Semi-Precious Stones, Toolmaking and even Marketing and Production.

ISBN: 0030762758


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