fb pixcode

DECORATIVE ARTS, JEWELRY, CERAMICS, GLASS, TEXTILES

PUBLISHER
MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9 x 10 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2011 p. 29   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780878467686 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $72.50 GBP £50.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

TERRITORY
WORLD

THE SPRING 2024 ARTBOOK | D.A.P. CATALOG

Artbook | D.A.P. Catalog Cover Link
Preview our Spring 2024 catalog, featuring more than 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.
  

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Artful Adornments

Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Text by Yvonne J. Markowitz.

Artful Adornments

This selection of highlights from one of the most comprehensive jewelry collections in the world ranges from ancient Eygptian amulets to necklaces inspired by Calder mobiles

A mode of expression that can be traced back to the earliest civilizations, jewelry can be as culturally revealing as it is stunningly beautiful. Artful Adornments: Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston features over 100 works of the jeweler's art from one of the most comprehensive jewelry collections in the world. With nearly 200 color illustrations, the dazzling array ranges from an emerald and diamond brooch once owned by cereal-fortune heiress Merriweather Post, to a rock crystal and gold amulet found in tomb of an ancient Egyptian queen and a twentieth-century kinetic necklace influenced by the mobiles of Alexander Calder. Magical jewels, emblems of wealth and power, tokens of affection, adornment as dress, and jewelry as expressions of avant-garde art movements are all discussed, revealing how a jewel painted with chopped bits of a loved one's hair can be just as precious--and no less decorative--than one encrusted with gemstones. Spanning five continents and nearly six millennia, this book introduces the reader to the variety and brilliance of the jeweler's art from around the world and throughout the ages.

Featured image is reproduced from Artful Adornments: Jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Artful Adornments

STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists

OF RELATED INTEREST

Imperishable Beauty

IMPERISHABLE BEAUTY

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ISBN: 9780878467341
USD $45.00
| CAN $60 UK £ 40

Pub Date: 10/1/2008
Out of print | Not available


Jewelry by Artists

JEWELRY BY ARTISTS

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ISBN: 9780878467501
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5 UK £ 50

Pub Date: 11/30/2010
Out of print | Not available


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

A Banquet of Wonders: Delighting in the World

A BANQUET OF WONDERS: DELIGHTING IN THE WORLD

JBE Books

ISBN: 9782365680752
USD $40.00
| CAN $58

Pub Date: 4/16/2024
Forthcoming


Threads: Material, Myths & Symbols

THREADS: MATERIAL, MYTHS & SYMBOLS

Walther König, Köln

ISBN: 9783753304953
USD $40.00
| CAN $58

Pub Date: 5/7/2024
Forthcoming


Cartier: Islamic Inspiration and Modern Design

CARTIER: ISLAMIC INSPIRATION AND MODERN DESIGN

SKIRA

ISBN: 9782370742353
USD $49.95
| CAN $71.95

Pub Date: 4/16/2024
Forthcoming


Wilmotte / Murano

WILMOTTE / MURANO

SKIRA

ISBN: 9782370742247
USD $50.00
| CAN $72

Pub Date: 3/26/2024
Forthcoming


Bohemian Glass: The Great Masters

BOHEMIAN GLASS: THE GREAT MASTERS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857249858
USD $50.00
| CAN $72

Pub Date: 3/5/2024
Active | In stock


Formafantasma: Oltre Terra

FORMAFANTASMA: OLTRE TERRA

Walther König, Köln/The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

ISBN: 9783753303666
USD $40.00
| CAN $58

Pub Date: 1/9/2024
Active | In stock


NasonMoretti: The History of a Murano Glassworks Family

NASONMORETTI: THE HISTORY OF A MURANO GLASSWORKS FAMILY

Marsilio Arte

ISBN: 9791254631409
USD $45.00
| CAN $65 UK £ 36

Pub Date: 3/19/2024
Forthcoming


Objects of Imagination

OBJECTS OF IMAGINATION

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857249544
USD $50.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 9/26/2023
Active | In stock


Trick Glasses

TRICK GLASSES

nai010 publishers

ISBN: 9789462087736
USD $75.00
| CAN $108.5

Pub Date: 10/3/2023
Active | In stock


Tiny Treasures

TINY TREASURES

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ISBN: 9780878468935
USD $24.95
| CAN $35.95 UK £ 22

Pub Date: 10/3/2023
Active | In stock


René Lalique at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

RENé LALIQUE AT THE CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN MUSEUM

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857249285
USD $35.00
| CAN $50.5

Pub Date: 6/6/2023
Active | In stock


FontanaArte: House of Glass

FONTANAARTE: HOUSE OF GLASS

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857248011
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 4/25/2023
Active | In stock