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7000 Years of Jewellery Paperback – 5 Mar 2007

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press; 2 edition (5 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714150320
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714150321
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"People researching the subject need look no further than this book...the most comprehensive coverage of the worldwide history of jewellery."
-- Craftsman Magazine, April 2007

About the Author

Hugh Tait, formerly a Deputy Keeper at the British Museum, was an internationally recognized scholar in the field of European decorative arts and a former president of the Society of Jewellery Historians. His many publications include (as editor) The Art of the Jeweller: A Catalogue of the Hull Grundy Gift to the British Museum and Five Thousand Years of Glass.


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I found this to be a very beautiful and informative book.Lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs,most of which are in colour,it traces the history of jewellery through 7,000 years from Ancient Egypt and Western Asia ,through Greece,The middle East,India,Japan and Africa to 20th century Europe, drawing predominantly on The collections held at the British Museum.Although I'm sure It must be useful to those with far more knowledge and expertise of this subject than mine( which is minimal,)It is an extremely well written and enjoyable history and I am sure will appeal to anyone who loves visiting these wonderful collections or who just has an interest in beautiful jewellery.
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I have bought this book for my mums birthday because she is a big history fan but an even bigger fan of jewellery. She has several Royal Jewellery books already but this attracted my attention because it combined both of her "loves".

I am not at all disappointed with the book, it is fabulous. The photographs are clear and informative, I am sure she is going to love it.

My friend thinks that this book would make a brilliant "magazine, coffee table" publication.
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I received this book as a birthday present from my husband. It is totally amazing and very inspirational! Full of stunning pictures too.
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This book covers thousands of years of jewellery making. Beautiful photographs which are not only wonderful to look at but inspiring to those interested in making their own jewellery. The text is clear, describes processes and history and you can dip into the book at any random page and instantly be fascinated.
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This is a lovely book which beautifully reveals how jewellery has changed over the years. There are lots of photographs which are good quality and the text compliments them well. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone with an interest in jewellery or history
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Excellent value....massive period coverage...loads of photos....very informative. Excellent looking book too...great on coffee table or as a gift.
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Really stunning book. Loved the layout and the detail. A must for jewellery students. Wish it was double thickness and there could have been more
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A rare attempt to comprise the whole history of jewelry, however featuring just document studies and sporadic large-format illustrations that casts too little light on symbols, patterns and decor underlying the essence of any design. A casual reading that may suggest some ideas but gives very few clues for real research. E.g. the Mughal Jewellery(!) section covers only 2 pages and 4 photos, giving no essential terminology (like obligatory "kundan", "meenakari", "jadau" etc.) Good for beginners, inane for professionals.
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