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Since its first publication in 1987 as "The History of Beads", this book has become the world' definitive guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars. In this new edition, Lois Sherr Dubin updates all chapters with the latest archaeological discoveries; adds a new chapter on contemporary adornment since the 1980s, with a focus on glass beads; and revises and adds 225 beads to the books piece de resistance: the 8-page gatefold timeline that guides readers through the remarkably rich history of the world's first form of adornment. The latest revisions include an update on the oldest bead ever discovered, now dating to around 100,000 BC, and an explanation on why beads worn on the human body were the original media communication system. Other updates include the numerous maps, which have been modernized and are now in colour; approximately 70 formerly black-and white images have been changed to full colour; and 200 new photographs have been taken specially for this edition. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, this revised and expanded edition is a must-have for bead obsessives and aficionados.
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'The major reference work currently available on all beads' --The Bead Society of Great Britain
'... regarded as the major reference work currently available on all beads and may in fact be the world's definitive guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars'
--Jewellery History Today
'A bible for collectors'
'For any craft artists who appreciate bead materials or jewelry making, The Worldwide History of Beads will become their ultimate companion'
Since its first publication in 1987 as The History of Beads, this book has become the worlds definitive guide for bead lovers, collectors and scholars. Beautifully packaged with a new cover, this volume now available in paperback is a must-have for devotees of the first edition and for the next generation of bead obsessives and aficionados.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, 2009. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Togashi, Kiyoshi (illustrator). Hardback Reprint - Revised. 305 x 240mm. pp. 396. English text. Highly detailed and lavishly illustrated history survey of World beads. Examines ancient, ethnic and modern beads. Stunning colour and black and white photographic illustrations throughout. Bound in original black and orange pictorial boards. Housed in black pictorial dust jcket. Boards and pages clean. Dust jacket clean, showing just a little very light bumping to edges. Binding strong. No ownership inscription or underlining. Dust jacket protected with removable mylar cover. Heavy book at 2.14kg. Extra postage. Seller Inventory # 038819
Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Unread. Seller Inventory # 009345
Book Description T&H. Seller Inventory # a3edca7b1d701d136325499787de341c