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Innovation or Mimesis: why we wear jewellery

Book  /  ArtistsHistoryEssays
Published: 05.05.2016
Innovation or Mimesis: why we wear jewellery.
Barbara Schmidt
Edited by:
BoD
Edited at:
Munich
Edited on:
2016
Technical data:
Soft cover, 130 pages, 31 color photographs
ISBN / ISSN:
9783739235523
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from 14 €
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Barbara Schmidt

Intro
The carefully designed book supports jewellery makers to find the right arguments in a discussion about jewellery. Jewellery confirm their senses for the various reasons why to wear jewellery. The short input by Dr. Christianne Weber-Stöber rounds it all up. The book could be a charming gift to your customers which will remind them not to leave the house without jewellery.
 
There are many books about the history of jewellery, mostly ordered by their art-historian context or the cultural niche. Why is this book different and why should we read it? It puts and answers the question: Why do we wear jewellery? What is its meaning and where do we find opportunities to wear it in every days´ life? How can we make a statement with it, enhance our joy of life or overcome difficult situations?

Starting with one of the oldest pieces of jewellery around 75 000 years ago the author and jewellery designer Barbara Schmidt researches the reasons why someone has invented something which supports daily life beyond the struggle of existence. Something completely new came to existence through this wish: Within jewellery we can symbolise our thoughts and desires since then. In prehistoric times there were 14 reasons why to wear jewellery. During époques 11 more reasons added up. A short introduction about the archaeological and ethnological roots leads over to 25 charming short stories all around jewellery.

The 130 pages are illustrated with 31 photographs of international jewellery artists and reflect that a life without jewellery may be possible but rather pointless.


Text in English

e-book 5,49 €
 
Ringpostcards by Barbara Schmidt, Polypropylene 1999.
Ringpostcards by Barbara Schmidt, Polypropylene 1999

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Annamaria Zanella. Necklace: Boats from Africa, 2010. Steel fabric, titanium, gold, enamel, acrylic. 100 x 2,5 x 0,6 cm. Photo by: Giulio Rustichelli. Part of: Kolumba Museum Collection,  Köln. This boat has been wrecked, its sails have been hauled down - a melancholy presentiment. The pieces are dedicated to all the Libyans, Nigerians, Syrians, Somalis, Eritreans, Sudanese and many others who land on the coasts of Italy every day (many never reach it alive), fleeing from war and poverty.. Annamaria Zanella
Necklace: Boats from Africa, 2010
Steel fabric, titanium, gold, enamel, acrylic
100 x 2,5 x 0,6 cm
Photo by: Giulio Rustichelli
Part of: Kolumba Museum Collection, Köln
This boat has been wrecked, its sails have been hauled down - a melancholy presentiment. The pieces are dedicated to all the Libyans, Nigerians, Syrians, Somalis, Eritreans, Sudanese and many others who land on the coasts of Italy every day (many never reach it alive), fleeing from war and poverty.
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