Gems

The World's Greatest Treasures and Their Stories

Author: Bernhard Graf

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791325811

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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This informative and visually stunning volume examines jewels and gemstones throughout history. It presents outstanding works of art from Europe, Egypt, the Middle East, India, China and the Americas through full-colour illustrations and expert commentaries outlining the cultural background and individual qualities of the pieces. The works of art have been selected both for their exquisite craftsmanship and for their symbolic importance in history. Amongst the many masterpieces included here are the cameos of the Emperor Augustus, the crown of the Holy Roman Emperor, the lost Amber Room from St Petersburg, Fabergé's eggs for the Tsar, the Koh-i-Noor and the Star of India diamonds, and the crystal skulls of the Toltecs. This lavishly illustrated book is a fascinating exploration of the world's greatest treasures.
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History and Description of the Crystal Palace

And the Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851

Author: John Tallis,J. G. Strutt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108026702

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 382

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Tallis' book, published in 1852, gives a vibrant account of the Great Exhibition, a key event of the Victorian period.
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Secrets of the World's Undiscovered Treasures

Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1770703845

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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Treasures of many kinds still lie hidden below crumbling castles and ruined monasteries; in macabre tombs; in subterranean labyrinths and sinister caverns. Many sunken treasures lie beneath the seas, oceans and lakes of the world. Vast stores of pirate gold are still hidden on many a real life treasure island such as Oak Island at Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Many treasures were looted, hidden and lost after the two World Wars - Hermann Goering, for example, one of most powerful leaders of Nazi Germany, is strongly suspected of hiding huge treasures at Veldenstein and Lake Zeller. This fascinating, expertly researched book brilliantly reveals all these unsolved mysteries. The final section covers useful ideas for treasure-seekers: the study of old maps and charts; coded messages; secret symbols; and intensive research into the lives and locations of those people through out history who probably in all certainty, had treasure to hide.
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Jewel City

Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Author: James A. Ganz,Emma Acker,Laura Ackley,Heidi Applegate,Gergely Barki,Karin Breuer,Melissa E. Buron,Martin Chapman,Renée Dreyfus,Victoria Kastner,Scott A. Shields,Colleen Terry

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520287185

Category: Art

Page: 400

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Timed with the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) of 1915, Jewel City presents a large and representative selection of artworks from the fair, emphasizing the variety of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and prints that greeted attendees. It is unique in its focus on the works of art that were scattered among the venues of the exposition—the most comprehensive art exhibition ever shown on the West Coast. Notably, the PPIE included the first American presentations of Italian Futurism, Austrian Expressionism, and Hungarian avant-garde painting, and there were also major displays of paintings by prominent Americans, especially those working in the Impressionist style. This lavishly illustrated catalogue features works by masters such as Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Robert Henri, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Edvard Munch, Oskar Kokoschka, Umberto Boccioni, and many more. The volume also explores the PPIE’s distinctive murals program, developments in the art of printmaking, and the legacy of the French Pavilion, which hosted an abundance of works by Auguste Rodin and inspired the founding and architecture of the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco. A rich and fascinating study of a critical moment in American and European art history, Jewel City is indispensable for understanding both the United States’ and California’s role in the reception of modernism as well as the region’s historical place on the international art stage. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Exhibition dates: de Young Museum, San Francisco: October 17, 2015–January 10, 2016
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Bookforum

The Book Review for Art and Culture

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

Page: N.A

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The Art-treasures Examiner

A Pictorial, Critical, and Historical Record of the Art-Treasures Exhibition, at Manchester, in 1857

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 300

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