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Title:
Jeweled bugs and butterflies
Author:
Nissenson, Marilyn, 1939-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : H.N. Abrams, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
120 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780810935235
Format :
Book

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Material Type
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Status
Central Library NK7306 .N57 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

This novel gift book celebrates the union of insects and jewelry with 127 color photos of fanciful jeweled creations--from designers such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Carl Faberg--and a whimsical text that presents remarkable facts and lore about insects in the natural world.


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Booklist Review

There is something about insects in art that simultaneously attracts and repels--seductive because of the beauty and aesthetic interpretations, disgusting due to their natural beings. Here, colleagues Nissenson and Jonas (collaborators on Cuff Links [1991], among other art books) have chosen more than 150 of the best-jeweled examples and written a minimalistic text to explain and allure. Their book starts with scarabs from the Tomb of Amenemope and ends with contemporary bugs, beetles, and flying creatures. At the height of luxury are the Art Nouveau photographs, picturing museum-quality objects from Rene Lalique, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and the famed like. All are well labeled, with date, materials, artist, size, and ownership. Enough glitz and glamour for even the most jaded of collectors to be bedazzled. --Barbara Jacobs


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