Silver and Stone: Profiles of American Indian Jewelers

Silver and Stone: Profiles of American Indian Jewelers

by Mark Bahti
     
 

Discover exquisite handcrafted expressions of art made in precious metals and stones. See more details below

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Discover exquisite handcrafted expressions of art made in precious metals and stones.

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Library Journal

This straightforward work introduces the major creators of American Indian jewelry working today. Arranged by artist, the book includes a biography of each of the 65 profiled jewelry makers accompanied by a photograph of the artist and his or her tribal affiliation. There is almost no discussion of the artists' work, although art dealer Bahti (Collecting Southwestern Native American Jewelry ) provides beautifully reproduced photographs of each artist's pieces. The illustrated jewelry is striking and demonstrates the distinctive artistic iconography and heritage of each tribe; viewing how similar motifs are handled by different artists is fascinating. Bahti also includes a useful glossary of terms and a list of Indian markets and fairs with locations, organized by month. This is a helpful book for dealers and collectors, providing insight into an important aspect of modern jewelry design in the United States.-Martin Chasin, Fairfield, CT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933855295
Publisher:
Rio Nuevo Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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