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The History of Beads: From 100,000 B.C. to the Present, Revised and Expanded Edition
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The History of Beads: From 100,000 B.C. to the Present, Revised and Expanded Edition

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by Lois Sherr Dubin, Kiyoshi Togashi (Photographer)
 

Since its publication in 1987, The History of Beads has become the world's definitive guide for bead lovers, collectors, and scholars. In this new edition, bead expert Lois Sherr Dubin updates all chapters with the latest archeological discoveries, opens a new chapter on contemporary adornment since the 1980s, with a focus on glass beads, and best of all,

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Since its publication in 1987, The History of Beads has become the world's definitive guide for bead lovers, collectors, and scholars. In this new edition, bead expert Lois Sherr Dubin updates all chapters with the latest archeological discoveries, opens a new chapter on contemporary adornment since the 1980s, with a focus on glass beads, and best of all, adds 200 beads to what is considered by many to be the piece de resistance: the eight-page gatefold timeline that guides readers through the remarkably rich history of the world's first form of adornment.

The latest revisions include the oldest bead ever discovered, dating to 108,000 b.c. and explain why beads worn on the human body were the original media communication system. Updates include the numerous maps scattered throughout, which have been modernized and are now in color; 72 formerly black-and-white images have been replaced with full color; and 125 new photographs were added to this edition. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, this revised and expanded edition is a must-have for devotees of the first edition and for the next generation of bead obsessives and aficionados.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810951747
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Edition description:
Revised and Expanded
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 11.86(h) x 1.27(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Lois Sherr Dubin has collected and researched beads for over 50 years. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in landscape architecture and a strong background in ecology. Her international practice in this field enabled her to travel widely and to obtain beads from many countries. The History of Beads was her first book. She lives in New York City.

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The History of Beads: From 100,000 B.C. to the Present, Revised and Expanded Edition 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.