Gemstone / Art: Renaissance to the Present Day
Hardback | Oct 2016 | Arnoldsche | 9783897904651 | 352pp | 305x240mm | RFB | AUD$89.99, NZD$110.00
Throughout history, gemstones have been embedded with meaning and were even regarded as magical objects; this made them a truly valued material. Their crystal-like forms shaped modern art and have recently been rediscovered by artists. This publication runs the gamut from stone-cutting in the early modern age to current gemstone art, featuring alongside art historically important works the diversity of contemporary approaches.