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Gold Artists in Gold - Tradition and Today

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ISBN-10: 3777449814

ISBN-13: 9783777449814

Edition: 2012

Authors: Agnes Husslein-Arco, Thomas Zaunschirm

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From the earliest days of human history, gold has stirred powerful passions in all who have beheld it. Its rarity, its brilliance and natural beauty, and its enduring associations with might and wealth have all ensured that it remains among the most treasured metals on earth. It should come as no surprise, then, that thepath through art history is also often paved with gold. This opulently designed volume takes readers on a tour of gold in art from the second century to the present. Beginning with a gilded mummy portrait and series of religious-themed gold leaf backgrounds from late Antiquity, the book moves on to the use of gold in medieval art. From the Renaissance, the book presents…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date: 7/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 9.75" wide x 12.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.522
Language: English

Agnes Husslein-Arco is an art historian and director of the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna.