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The Resource Jewelry : the body transformed, edited by Melanie Holcomb ; with contributions by Kim Benzel, Soyoung Lee, Diana Craig Patch, Joanne Pillsbury, and Beth Carver Wees

Jewelry : the body transformed, edited by Melanie Holcomb ; with contributions by Kim Benzel, Soyoung Lee, Diana Craig Patch, Joanne Pillsbury, and Beth Carver Wees

Label
Jewelry : the body transformed
Title
Jewelry
Title remainder
the body transformed
Statement of responsibility
edited by Melanie Holcomb ; with contributions by Kim Benzel, Soyoung Lee, Diana Craig Patch, Joanne Pillsbury, and Beth Carver Wees
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body--extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. But how is the meaning of jewelry bound to the body that wears it? Establishing six different modes of ornamenting the body--Deconstructed, Divine, Regal, Idealized, Alluring, and Resplendent--this artfully designed book illustrates how these various definitions of the body give meaning to the jewelry that adorns it. More than 200 examples of exceptional jewelry and ornaments, created across the globe from antiquity to the present, are shown alongside paintings and sculptures of bejeweled bodies to demonstrate the social, political, and aesthetic role of jewelry. From earflares of warrior heroes in Pre-Columbian Peru to designs by Yves Saint-Laurent, these precious and most intimate works of art provide insight not only about the wearer but also into the designers, artisans, and cultures that produced them. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (12.11.2018-24.02.2019)
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
739
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
NK7301.N4
LC item number
M48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holcomb, Melanie
  • Benzel, Kim
  • Lee, Soyoung
  • Patch, Diana Craig
  • Pillsbury, Joanne
  • Wees, Beth Carver
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Schmuck
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry
  • Bijoux
  • Bijoux
  • Bijoux
  • Jewelry
  • New York (State)
Label
Jewelry : the body transformed, edited by Melanie Holcomb ; with contributions by Kim Benzel, Soyoung Lee, Diana Craig Patch, Joanne Pillsbury, and Beth Carver Wees
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 12, 2018-February 24, 2019
  • "What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it carry? Traversing time and space, this exhibition explores how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. This global conversation about one of the most personal and universal of art forms brings together some 230 objects drawn almost exclusively from The Met collection. A dazzling array of headdresses and ear ornaments, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings will be shown along with sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs that will enrich and amplify the many stories of transformation that jewelry tells."--Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The adorned body -- The divine body -- The regal body -- The transcendent body -- The alluring body -- The resplendent body
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781588396501
Lccn
2018287589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 20952427
  • (OCoLC)on1051721701
Label
Jewelry : the body transformed, edited by Melanie Holcomb ; with contributions by Kim Benzel, Soyoung Lee, Diana Craig Patch, Joanne Pillsbury, and Beth Carver Wees
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 12, 2018-February 24, 2019
  • "What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it carry? Traversing time and space, this exhibition explores how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. This global conversation about one of the most personal and universal of art forms brings together some 230 objects drawn almost exclusively from The Met collection. A dazzling array of headdresses and ear ornaments, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings will be shown along with sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs that will enrich and amplify the many stories of transformation that jewelry tells."--Metropolitan Museum of Art website
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 252-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The adorned body -- The divine body -- The regal body -- The transcendent body -- The alluring body -- The resplendent body
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781588396501
Lccn
2018287589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 20952427
  • (OCoLC)on1051721701

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