Author: H Clifford Smith
Vijay Kumar Mathur/
Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186050574
A richly illustrated and fully documented study of jewelery produced and worn during four main divisions: Classical times, Middle ages, Renaissance, and Subsequent times..
The book Art of Jewellery is richly illustrated and fully documented study of Jewellery produced during the successive periods. Research on the subjects falls into four main divisions. The first deals with the jewellery worn during classical times, and until the ninth century. The second treats the jewels of the middle ages. The third is devoted to the jewels of the Renaissance and the fourth includes those of subsequent times.
An introduction of Indian Jewelery traces its development from the period of Harappan culture. Different types of Jewelery were designed and used depending upon the part of the body. Every region in the country has its own tradition in jewellery. The standard of craftsmanship every where is, however, of a high order. The jewellery played an important role as adornment, as a sign of wealth, and a glow of the royal image through out the centuries. The book is an invaluable work of reference for research scholars and readers.