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#1

Richard wrote:

You may be interested I this book, which as I have detailed
below is outstanding…

James Marker of the GIA Library replied:

Would the group be interested in getting a ‘synopsis a day’ of
some gem- and jewelry- related books? The GIA Bookstore has a
large number available and I have the ‘OK’ to --snip-- them from
the catalog to send to Orchid, if people show interest.

If so, please let me know and I would be happy to provide one or
two of the following type of descriptions on a (more or less)
daily basis, I thought it might prove interesting, and if members
of the group have read them, they may want to discuss a book’s
relative merits.

PRACTICAL SILVERSMITHING
Ruhle-Diebener-Verlag, 228pp, 1986
Classical techniques of raising, forming and finishing as they apply
to hollowware and flatware. Photos and working drawings. 1lb. 10oz.
0204093 $45.00

PROFESSIONAL GOLDSMITHING:
A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Jewelry Techniques
Alan Revere, 240pp, 1991
Renowned goldsmith Alan Revere shares his traditional European
training and his extensive teaching experience in this volume on
modern jewelry making. Numerous projects are detailed with quality
photographs. 417 color photographs and 150 line drawings. 3lbs. 1oz.
0204090 $69.95

Of course, if you want to order a copy from the bookstore, that
would be ‘OK,’ too!


#2

I have always loved books. I own the two books that you mention
and will vouch for their worth. Revere is a bit too precise for
the way I like to work but that doesn’t mean that I can’tlearn
something from his book. I for one, would like book reviews.
Marilyn Smith


#3

James, I have to give a talk next month at a bridal show on
diamonds. Does the GIA Library have any visual aids? ( I’m a
home study alumni in jewelry design) Thanks!

Wendy at @Wendy_Newman


#4

I have always loved books. I own the two books that you mention
and will vouch for their worth. Revere is a bit too precise for
the way I like to work but that doesn’t mean that I can’tlearn
something from his book. I for one, would like book reviews.
Marilyn Smith