In interviews with than 50 working jewelers, and featuring over 280 color photographs of their exquisite work, Mark Bahti shows how American Indian jewelers blend tradition with innovation and art with craft Among American artists, Native American jewelers are unsurpassed These portraits also reveal the personor familywho created these stunning bracelets, rings, necklaces, and other expressions of art in precious metals and gems 286 full color photos....
|Title||:||Silver & Stone: Profiles of American Indian Jewelers|
|Publisher||:||Rio Nuevo September 22, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||212 pages|
|File Size||:||969 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Silver & Stone: Profiles of American Indian Jewelers Reviews
I found this book to be disappointing. Instead, I recommend both of Dexter Cirillo's hardback Native American jewelry books. This book is paperback and printed on low grade paper and the photography is not the best I've seen. Too many of the photographs are dimly lit or grainy. I found it irritating that every time I saw a large photograph of jewelry - it never listed the details of the particular piece of jewelry(type of turquoise, gem or coral, etc.) Some of the information wasn't correct. The book seems somewhat amateurish - to me. Dexter Cirillo is an expert - the photographs in her books are outstanding, and the books are gorgeously printed on high grade paper. Do yourself a favor and spend the additional $10 - $15 and buy her two luxurious hardback books instead. You will treasure them for years to come.
We own a couple copies and have had the opportunity to meet with many of the talented artists who are represented in this book. We also enjoyed his book on fetishes and storytellers.
Having met a couple in the review, and purchased a number of their products, I found the book beautifully illustrative, and full of very engaging human interest stories.