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Treasures from India
Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection

Navina Najat Haidar and Courtney Ann Stewart

India's rich tradition of jeweled arts has produced extravagant and opulent creations that range from ornaments for every part of the body to ceremonial court objects such as boxes, daggers, and thrones.  Starting with the Mughal rulers of India (1526–1858) and continuing to the present day, this artistic practice is characterized by an abundance of costly materials such as gold, ivory, jade, and precious stones of astounding size and quality, which artists have used to create unique and valuable works.

 

Treasures from India presents 60 iconic works from the world-renowned Al-Thani collection, accompanied by a text that introduces readers to their significance within the history of Indian jeweled arts. Included are so...


2014   144 pp.  137 color + 18 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300208870  $40.00

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Symbols of Power
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Bartholomeus Spranger
Splendor and Eroticism in Imperial Prague
 



Kem Weber, Designer and Architect
 



French Art Deco
 



Four Centuries of Quilts
The Colonial Williamsburg Collection
 



Swedish Wooden Toys
 



Unique by Design
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Carrying Coca
1,500 Years of Andean Chuspas
 



René Lalique
Enchanted by Glass
 



Queen Caroline
Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century Court
 



Beyond Craft
Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection
 



The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland
A History
 



History of Design
Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400–2000
 



Jewels by JAR
 



Made to Play House
Dolls and the Commercialization of American Girlhood, 1830-1930
 



An American Style
Global Sources for New York Textile and Fashion Design, 1915–1928
 



William Kent
Designing Georgian Britain
 



Interwoven Globe
The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500–1800
 



The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620
 



The Robert Lehman Collection
Vol. 10, Italian Majolica
 

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