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SPEEL, ERIKA - Dictionary of Enamelling. History and Techniques.

Title: Dictionary of Enamelling. History and Techniques.
Description: Ashgate Publishing Limited, UK, 1998. First Edition, Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. 9781859282724 200 Pages. The splendour of the pala d?Oro, the mystery of the Alfred Jewel, the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths... For more than 1000 years enamels, made by fusing layers of coloured glass to metal, have been used to embellish objects of great value and importance. Medieval altar pieces and reliquaries, Renaissance jewels, Limoges paintings, portrait miniatures, seventeenth-century gold snuff boxes and watch cases, and, perhaps most famously, Fabergé?s presentation Easter eggs made for the Russian imperial family, were all decorated with enamel. Twentieth- century studio enamels have widened traditional methods, while industrial manufacture ranges from architectural panels to art applications. The Dictionary of Enamelling is the first book to provide a comprehensive guide to this most diverse of the decorative arts. Indispensable for anyone interested in the evolution of enamelling technique, the book includes some 400 entries covering every aspect of its history. There are entries on key pieces, individual enamellers, designers, schools, techniques, and the major achievements are described in every era. The knowledge and insight of Erika Speel?s account are supported and enhanced by a brilliantly researched collection of 200 illustrations, 100 in colour, portraying the most dazzling and important pieces, a unique visual record of enamelling history. The Dictionary of Enamelling will be invaluable to people who collect, study, create and enjoy enamels. Contents: List of figures; Introduction; A-Z dictionary. Book Description: The splendour of the pala d'Oro, the mystery of the Alfred Jewel, the genius of Renaissance goldsmiths...For more than 1000 years enamels, made by fusing layers of coloured glass to metal, have been used to embellish objects of great value and importance. Medieval altar pieces and reliquaries, Renaissance jewels, Limoges paintings, portrait miniatures, seventeenth-century gold snuff boxes and watch cases, and, perhaps most famously, Faberge's presentation Easter eggs made for the Russian imperial family, were all decorated with enamel. Twentieth- century studio enamels have widened traditional methods, while industrial manufacture ranges from architectural panels to art applications. The Dictionary of Enamelling is the first book to provide a comprehensive guide to this most diverse of the decorative arts. Indispensable for anyone interested in the evolution of enamelling technique, the book includes some 400 entries covering every aspect of its history. There are entries on key pieces, individual enamellers, designers, schools, techniques, and the major achievements are described in every era. The knowledge and insight of Erika Speel's account are supported and enhanced by a brilliantly researched collection of 200 illustrations, 100 in colour, portraying the most dazzling and important pieces, a unique visual record of enamelling history. The Dictionary of Enamelling will be invaluable to people who collect, study, create and enjoy enamels. : Review: 'an extremely well illustrated and researched reference work on all aspects of the art' The Vitreous Enameller 'the most extensive coverage of factual information, available anywhere, about the art of enameling.' Glass on Metal 'Indispensable for anyone interested in the evolution of enamelling technique...The Dictionary of Enamelling is essential for anyone who collects, studies, creates, or simply enjoys enamels.' The Bookwatch 'Useful and well researched, this A to Z reference work will appeal to the trade, as well as collectors and museums.' Antiques Trade Gazette 'Speel...offers a clearly written and organized, carefully documented, and well-illustrated dictionary on enamel techniques, artists, types of objects, and important individual works...Highly recommended for any collection serving artists, researchers, or collectors of enameling or decorative arts.' Choice, Vol. 36, No. 1 'of great value to everyone interested in enamels and enamelling.' Society of North American Goldsmiths Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 1 'a first-class reference work..extremely readable, comprehensive and well researched' The Valuer '[this book] belongs in every library..every Museum, University Art Dept. a gift for the connoisseur and yourself' The Cloison, Vol. 25, No.1 : About the Author: Erika Speel contributes articles on enamelling for specialist, antique and craft publications. She has lectured on the subject at many venues including the University of London and at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Erika Speel was a founder member of the British Society of Enamellers, and is a contributing editor to the journal of the Guild of Enamellers. Size: 2.5 x 22.2 x 27.3 cm. 300 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; ISBN: 1859282725. ISBN/EAN: 9781859282724.

Keywords: BZDB395 Art Art & Design; Dictionary of Enamelling History and Techniques

Price: GBP 46.20 = appr. US$ 65.97 Seller: Cosmo Books
- Book number: X119-1128-H

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