Silver: History and Design

Silver: History and Design

by Philippa Glanville
     
 

This rich social history of silver from the Middle Ages to the present day draws on the world-renowned collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, to offer a fresh perspective on this beautiful and virtually indestructible metal.  See more details below

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This rich social history of silver from the Middle Ages to the present day draws on the world-renowned collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, to offer a fresh perspective on this beautiful and virtually indestructible metal.

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Library Journal
Currently curator of metalwork, silver, and jewelry at London's Victoria and Albert Museum and author of Silver in England (Routledge, 1988) and Women Silversmiths (LJ 11/15/90), Glanville is eminently qualified to present an overview of the social history of silver. This collection of well-crafted essays by Glanville and his museum colleagues, offers an enlightening discussion of silver as mark of wealth and position, symbol of purity, and as sought-after object of collectors. The essays and the beautiful illustrations also outline the evolution of silver design since medieval times and describe the crafting of silver. In addition to further readings, Glanville includes a helpful list of appropriate museums and galleries. Despite a few minor overlaps in the essays and the lack of a glossary, this title belongs in most public and academic libraries.-Rex Klett, Mitchell Community Coll., Statesville, N.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810944718
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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