Hot Sale Silver: From Fetish to Fashion

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Hot Sale Silver: From Fetish to Fashion

Silver: From Fetish to Fashion

Hot Sale Silver: From Fetish to Fashion

Hot Sale Silver: From Fetish to Fashion


  • Sales Rank: 3062594 in Books
  • Published on: 2005-09-30
  • Original language:English
  • Dimensions: 13.00" h x10.25" w x1.75" l,7.06 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 416 pages

Hot Sale Silver: From Fetish to Fashion

A fascination with silver lured Daniel and Sega Nadler onto a global quest spanning years and countries. Their search for authentic tribal and ethnic jewelry led to the realization that fashion everywhere rules both costumes and accessories. To the famous dictum of male sartorial elegance: "Clothing makes the man," the authors add: "and jewelry defines the woman."

Their quest's outcome is this magnificent volume viewing adornments through the prism of fashion. It also details a series of indefatigable and often humorous journeys as the authors scour markets, villages, and shops in search of extraordinary silver jewelry and appl.

From the Foreword written by Tiffany & Co.'s Design Director, John Loring -- a noted silver jewelry expert in his own right -- plus a brilliant Introduction by Harold Koda, Curator of the Fashion Insute at New York's Metropolitan Museum, to an essay by the fashion world's icon, Oscar de la Renta, silver's reputation as a precious metal is undeniable.

The book opens with the chapter "Accessorize!" The reader then joins the authors' travels around the globe, discussing their search for silver and local customs, workmanship and styles. Their tale explores silver's traditions in Egypt; Tunisia; the Western Maghreb; the Middle East; Greece and Turkey; Russia and the Caucasus; Turkmenistan; the Indian Subcontinent; the Indonesian Archipelago; the nationalities of Southeast Asia (Burma, Thailand, and Southern China); the Indians of the American Southwest; Mexico; and concludes with contemporary designers.

The Nadler's collection is stunning and the journey which the reader is taken on is -- like the pieces themselves -- truly magnificent !

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