The History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present (英語) ペーパーバック – 2004/5/18
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Looks at a variety of beads produced around the world, discusses their religious and social aspects, and describes beaded clothing in primitive societies. Reprint.
Lois Sherr Dubin was trained as a landscape architect, and her international practice enabled her to travel widely and to obtain beads from numerous countries. She is also the author of North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment: From Prehistory to the Present. Dubin lives in New York City.
There are plenty of photos, and the book follows the parallel paths of humans and beads throughout history. It can be startling and amusing to discover that what we consider to be new and exciting has been done many times in the past by people in cultures everywhere. I personally found it facinating to discover that one of the first things that humans do when we discover a new material is to punch a hole in it and wear it as a bead.
Intrinsically, beads are mostly worthless, but this book shows how they bind us all together and add to our knowledge of the people share our planet, both now and in the past. A must read for the serious bead artist.
In the 5 months since the original purchase my friend has become somewhat of an expert herself, purchasing a number of books on bead history through the ages. It was time for me to put my feet into the water and am beginning with this book which is a wonderful and comprehensive look at beads. It's a perfect book for a "bead" beginner or someone who just wants to add to their library.
The book arrived timely and in pristine condition and would make a fine coffee table book for a casual buyer. I doubt my own copy will be in pristine condition by the time I have read and reread it's pages and appreciated all the wonderful photographs included. I can almost guarantee you will have a new appreciation for the art of beadmaking if you buy the book.
Kudos to the seller on this purchase!