Turquoise Unearthed

Author: Joe Dan Lowry
Editor: Rio Nuevo Pub
ISBN: 9781887896337
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Showcasing works by modern jewelers, and featuring the historic Native American perspective, a complete guide to turquoise provides an in-depth look at both rough and polished natural turquoise from more than twenty famous “classic” mines. Original.

Turquoise

Author: Joe Dan Lowry
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423619802
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Turquoise has been mined on six continents and traded by cultures throughout the world's history, including the Europeans, Chinese, Mayan, Aztec, Inca, and Southwest Native Americans. It has been set in silver and gold jewelry, cut and shaped into fetish animals, and even formed to represent gods in many religions. This gemstone is displayed in museums around the world, representing the arts and traditions of prehistoric, historic, and modern societies. Turquoise focuses on the latest information in science and art from the greatest turquoise collections around the globe.

Myths Of The Creation Of Chinese

Author: Zhaoyuan Tian
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 9811559287
Size: 14,22 MB
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Extreme Collecting

Author: Graeme Were
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857453645
Size: 12,81 MB
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By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies.

Turquoise Treasures

Author: Spencer Gill
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN:
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Sky Blue Stone

Author: Arash Khazeni
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958357
Size: 14,59 MB
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This book traces the journeys of a stone across the world. From its remote point of origin in the city of Nishapur in eastern Iran, turquoise was traded through India, Central Asia, and the Near East, becoming an object of imperial exchange between the Safavid, Mughal, and Ottoman empires. Along this trail unfolds the story of turquoise--a phosphate of aluminum and copper formed in rocks below the surface of the earth--and its discovery and export as a global commodity. In the material culture and imperial regalia of early modern Islamic tributary empires moving from the steppe to the sown, turquoise was a sacred stone and a potent symbol of power projected in vivid color displays. From the empires of Islamic Eurasia, the turquoise trade reached Europe, where the stone was collected as an exotic object from the East. The Eurasian trade lasted into the nineteenth century, when the oldest mines in Iran collapsed and lost Aztec mines in the Americas reopened, unearthing more accessible sources of the stone to rival the Persian blue. Sky Blue Stone recounts the origins, trade, and circulation of a natural object in the context of the history of Islamic Eurasia and global encounters between empire and nature.