When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson Collection by Molly Emma Aitken
When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson Collection
Author: Molly Emma Aitken
Title: When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson Collection
ISBN10: 0878480978
ISBN13: 978-0878480975
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Phillip Wilson; 1st edition (September 14, 2004)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1346 kb
Size epub: 1307 kb
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This book was produced in conjunction with an exhibition presented at the Asia Society Museum in New York, September 14, 2004 to January 23, 2005. It not only celebrates the dazzling beauty and awe-inspiring technical perfection of Indian jewelry but also provides an historical and social framework. As the exhibition centered on South Indian jewelry, so the focus of the book is on gold rather than precious stones. The objects are studied in a broad social and cultural perspective, with far-ranging references to literature, religious symbolism, and social implications, as well as analyzed in terms of form and technique.