In this richly illustrated book, art historian and design expert Marjan Unger tells the story of jewellery. She places jewels in the context of the people who wore them, their culture, and their time, and interlaces surprising perspectives from art history, fashion theory, and anthropology with the cultural, historical and social values, and material characteristics of the jewellery. Unger advocates a universal approach to this cultural heritage that is being produced and worn all over the world. She uses the rich collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam to guide and illustrate her comprehensive and gripping tale.
646 pages, 20 x 14cm, hardcover, Nai010 Publishers (Rotterdam)