Are there any good books that you would recommend for a consumer
Hi Larry, I picked up a book (well, several, actually) from one of
the booksellers at the SNAG conference, and it might be in the vein
of what you seek. Knowing you work in high karat gold and platinum,
it might not appeal to you personally, but I’ll toss it out there.
North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment From Prehistory to the
Present. By Lois Sherr Dubin. Published 1999 by Harry N. Abrams,
Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-8109-3689-5. Hardcover, 608 pages, $75 USA,
This book is about the size and heft of Oppi Untract’s Jewelry
Concepts and Technology, if that gives you and idea, but that’s not
how books are measured. This is a truly gorgeous book, and amazingly
comprehensive. Full of gorgeous new photos and many historic photos.
The book is organized by geographical groupings, and covers
everything from clothing, textiles and headdresses to beadwork and
jewelry. It does a great job of putting contemporary work in
perspective with its traditional roots.
Well… I don’t want to write the review for you! If you don’t
want to buy the book, or can’t get it through the library (very
questionable), you can borrow my copy. I’ve got to go through the
Raleigh area on my way to the coast sometime this month… I could
probably drop it off.
Let me know!
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)