The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present

The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present

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by Lois Sherr Dubin
     
 

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40,000 years of bead history, from Neolithic times to the present. Over 350 illustrations, including 254 plates in full color, reproducing beads from every world region and every major historic culture.  See more details below

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40,000 years of bead history, from Neolithic times to the present. Over 350 illustrations, including 254 plates in full color, reproducing beads from every world region and every major historic culture.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Beads have played an important role in every major civilization and have traveled widely as valuable and easily portable objects of adornment. This comprehensive and visually stimulating history focuses on the bead in its cultural context as personal decoration, currency, status symbol, magical charm, and form of cultural communication. Complementing the well-documented text are full-page color photographs of beads from museums and private collections; maps showing bead-making centers and distribution routes; and a fold-out chart of every major bead type (over 1230) from the dawn of history to the present. Highly recommended for academic and large public libraries. Janice Zlendich, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810981782
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/30/1998
Edition description:
ABRIDGED
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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The History of Beads: From 100,000 B. C. to the Present 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully illustrated book! Historical accuracy questionable.
farawaybeads More than 1 year ago
I'm a beader making my own jewelry and I love to learn about the history of the beads I use. I can use the book as a reference to tell my customers a little history and background of the beads. They like to hear the "story" of their piece of jewelry.