The ultimate reference book on the ethnic jewellery of Asian peoples. A comprehensive picture of jewellery beginning with prehistory and continuing into the 20th century with the works of contemporary designers.
Author: Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter
Publisher: Skira - Berenice
The ultimate reference book on the ethnic jewellery of Asian peoples. A comprehensive picture of jewellery beginning with prehistory and continuing into the 20th century with the works of contemporary designers. Ivory, beads, leather, shells, enamel work, precious metals, and stones, alone or in combination, are all illustrated throughout. Pieces chosen for their exceptional quality and historical importance, through wonderfully composed photographs, come to life here. It is rare for jewellery to have a solely aesthetic purpose, for above all it is anchored in the social, religious and political contexts that lend it meaning. Differing attitudes are explained by the function assigned to jewellery in the traditional societies from which the examples in the book are drawn.
... and ornamentation of prehistoric Southeast Asian jewellery and artefacts are
stylised rather than naturalistic. A good example of continuity of a form is that of
the mamuli, first seen in the jade earrings of mainland Southeast Asia where the
Author: Bruce W. Carpenter
Publisher: Editions Didier Millet
Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity, Creativity and Evolution is a compelling introduction to the little known visual power and beauty of the body adornments used by the myriad peoples of Indonesia's outer islands, including Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumba and Maluku. Illustrated with more than 500 rare pieces that have been accumulated since the 1970s by collector Manfred Giehmann, the book explores the depth and breadth of an ancient and magnificent tradition, revealing the fruits of careful documentation that has taken place over a period of decades. It will provide information on the origin, meaning and purpose of the jewellery items, as well as unique insights into the people who crafted and wore the jewellery for ritual or ceremonial functions. Ethnic Jewellery: Continuity, Creativity and Evolution is a definitive work on the subject and a testimony to the greatness of a fast-disappearing Indonesian tradition.
Another young working woman visiting the museum on a Saturday with a female
friend told me she had come to see the temporary exhibit on Asian jewellery .
When I interviewed her about her impressions of this temporary exhibit , she ...
Author: Robbie B. H. Goh
Publisher: World Scientific
Theorizing the Southeast Asian City as Text examines the ways in which culture, ethnicity, languages, traditions, governance, policies and histories interplay in the creation of the urban experiences in contemporary Southeast Asian cities. It focuses on the ways in which urban spatial forms are textual experiences, subject to interpretative strategies and the influence of other discourses. In addition it also analyzes the experiences of modernization in such cities, but also in terms of the strategies of containment, refurbishment, and loss which this has occasioned.
Another young working woman visiting the museum on a Saturday with a female
friend told me she had come to see the temporary exhibit on Asian jewellery.
When I interviewed her about her impressions of this temporary exhibit, she ...
Author: Robbie B H Goh
Publisher: World Scientific
Theorizing the Southeast Asian City as Text examines the ways in which culture, ethnicity, languages, traditions, governance, policies and histories interplay in the creation of the urban experiences in contemporary Southeast Asian cities. It focuses on the ways in which urban spatial forms are textual experiences, subject to interpretative strategies and the influence of other discourses. In addition it also analyzes the experiences of modernization in such cities, but also in terms of the strategies of containment, refurbishment, and loss which this has occasioned. Contents:Urbanism and Post-Colonial Nationalities: Theorizing the Southeast Asian City (R B H Goh & B S A Yeoh)Reading the Southeast Asian City in the Context of Rapid Economic Growth (K S Tay & R B H Goh)“The Rise of the Merlion”: Monument and Myth in the Making of the Singapore Story (B S A Yeoh & T C Chang)Things to a Void: Utopian Discourse, Communality and Constructed Interstices in Singapore Public Housing (R B H Goh)Selective Disclosure: Romancing the Singapore River (S Huang & T C Chang)Malaysia's High-Tech Cities and the Construction of Intelligent Citizenship (T Bunnell)Museum/City/Nation: Negotiating Identities in Urban Museums in Indonesia and Singapore (K M Adams)The Urban and the Urbane: Modernization, Modernism and the Rebirth of Singaporean Cinema (A R Guneratne)Benjamin in Bombay? An Asian Extrapolation (R Patke) Readership: Undergraduates, graduate students, academics and professionals in architecture and urban planning. Keywords:Urban Studies;Southeast Asian Cities;Society and Culture;Literature;MediaReviews:“… there is much of value in the book both theoretically and empirically and it certainly deserves a readership beyond those interested in South-east Asia … this edited collection provides a good illustration of the benefits of taking the cultural turn, interpreting texts very broadly to cover anything from the built environment through museums and films as cultural artifacts to the role of the flâneur in construing rather than constructing the city.”Urban Studies
Indian Jewellery The most sumptuous of all Asian jewellery was that created for
the Mughal rulers in India . Jewellery had been fashionable in India from ancient
times as evidenced by the elaborate necklaces and other ornaments carved in ...
Author: Lark E. Mason
Publisher: Antique Collectors Club Limited
A specialist in Asian art at Sotheby's, Mason presents a very useful introduction to a complicated subject. He begins with an essay on the history of Asia, which despite its brevity will be useful for the collector targeted by this book. Individual chapters range from ceramics and metalwork to prints, paintings, and textiles; the chapter on "The Artisan and Craftsman" examines the quality, condition, and authenticity of works in areas such as arms, armor, glass, ivory, and jewelry. The book contains appendixes of chronological tables and major marks on Chinese and Japanese works of art, as well as an index and a fine bibliography. The narrative does not confuse readers new to the subject with excessive detail, and the photographs are clear and very instructive. A beautiful book at a reasonable price, this volume contains an amazing wealth of information on a very broad subject. Recommended for both public and academic libraries.-Martin Chasin, Adult Inst., Bridgeport, CT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
We make our way on to 74th St., crossing 37th Rd. Bustling Latino and South
Asian grocery stores, with juicy mangoes on sale outside, glittering jewellery on
display in store fronts, white mannequins draped in the latest saris, the aroma of ...
Author: Rajinder Kumar Dudrah
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Bollywood: Sociology Goes to the Movies rejuvenates a dormant dialogue within sociology about understanding the possible relationships between cinema, culture, and society. This is done through an interdisciplinary conversation with studies of the cinema drawn from film and media, and cultural studies.
Thus, to take an example, advertisements for jewellery, watches, and accessories
allmake visual use of natural elements, such as sea,sand, rocks, flowers,
andplants with accompanying colour impressions, andin so doing set off
Author: Ole Bruun
This highly acclaimed, 'bold and refreshing' collection of essays takes a critical look at Asians' perception of their natural environments as well as at Western views of Asia in this respect.
She found the extent of sexual harassment by young Asian men to be so
intolerable that despite her political ... Neither did I fit in the Asian jewellery and
clothes shops in Manningham, which were somewhat in the domain of women:
Author: Husband, Charles
Publisher: Policy Press
Lived diversities: Space, place and identities in the multi-ethnic city is a timely and important book, which focuses on multi-ethnic interaction in an inner city area. Addressing difficult issues that are often simplistically and negatively portrayed it challenges the stereotypical denigration of inner city life, and Muslim communities in particular. Using well-crafted historical, political and contextual explanations the book provides a nuanced account of contemporary multi-ethnic coexistence. This invaluable contribution to our understanding of the politics and practice of multicultural coexistence is a must-read for students and practitioners interested in ethnic diversity, urban policy and the politics of place and space.
A fantastic collection of Central Asian jewellery in Tashkent ' s old Antique
Jewellery Museum has unfortunately gone into storage with the rearrangement of
the city ' s collections . Men hung their wealth on their belts ( daggers and sabres
Author: John King
Publisher: Lonely Planet
In 1955, four intrepid Brits set out on a 'bit of an adventure'. They planned to drive to London from Kenya in an eight horse-power Morris Traveller - via the Sahara desert that turned their joyride into a nightmare, when their jaunt across the sands ended in a desperate fight for survival. This tells their story.
Jewellery and metalwork For a very long time , magnificent jewellery has been
produced in Southeast Asia , from the isolated outer islands of Indonesia and the
Philippines to the mountain villages of Laos and Thailand and the court societies
Author: Christina Sumner
Publisher: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences
The Southeast Asian region stretches from Burma to Indonesia and Malaysia to Thailand. This book explores the arts of these countries in the context of shared historical and cultural phenomena, and in contrast, their diverse and distinct responses to common internal and external influences.
One of the other things that became apparent during the analysis of the Asian
jewellery is the colour and darkness of the patina found on the silver objects . On
an object made of pure silver , this patina has a characteristic brownish hue .
Author: René van der Star
Publisher: Skira Editore
From the nomad jewellery of Mongolia and Tibet to the evocative silver and gold necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings of the minority peoples of China, this book celebrates the beauty of 260 objects from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and will serve as the ultimate reference book on the jewellery of the minorities of China. Four essays by leading experts disclose the field for the general reader and provide valuable background information for jewellers, designers, art historians, collectors, dealers, and auctioneers. The influences of history, social structure, economics and politics illuminate the context of these fine objects of exquisite beauty and great originality. In addition to the hundreds of photographs of the jewellery, the volume includes a selection of colourful textiles and field photographs that put the jewellery in their context. Complete with detailed information about each individual object, including size, weight, material, function and area of origin, this sumptuous volume is the most comprehensive study of the subject availa