25,000 Years of Jewelry
Now available again in a new edition, this opulent book reaches back 25,000 years to trace the history of jewelry from the Paleolithic era to the present day.
Drawn from the extensive holdings of the Staatliche Museen in Berlin, this collection of jewelry through the ages links cultures and eras to show how the design, wearing, and collecting of personal adornment has evolved over the ages. They range from classic items such as necklaces, rings and earrings to less common items with origins in non-European cultures. The book features jewelry, ranging from the splendid crowns of ancient Greece, gold earrings from Babylon and jewelled collars worn by 13th-century Islamic royalty to more modern pieces such as those contained in the imperial collection of Queen Louise of Prussia, Art Nouveau jewelry designed by Rene Lalique, and work by contemporary designers. This chronologically arranged survey includes numerous brief essays and 400 illustrations with detailed captions, making it an ideal reference for anyone interested in cultural history, the history of jewelry, or the art and craft of jewelry making.
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
THE STAATLICHE MUSEEN ZU BERLIN (National Museums in Berlin), THE STAATLICHE KUNSTSAMMLUNGEN DRESDEN (Dresden Art Collections) and THE BAYERISCHE STAATSGEMÄLDESAMMLUNGEN MÜNCHEN (Bavarian State Painting Collections Munich) are Germany’s three leading Museum Institutions.
MAREN EICHHORN-JOHANNSEN is deputy head of the department of Exhibitions and Special Events at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. ADELHEID RASCHE is head of the collection of Textiles, Clothing and Jewellery at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg.
Svenia Schneider, Dr. Phil., is a historian of art and architecture and consultant to the Konstanz Science Forum (University of Konstanz). Before that she worked as a scientific museum assistant in the Fashion Pictures Collection of the Lipperheide Costume Library (Art Library, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin).