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Gold : Gilding History & Techniques - BEUSTER KIRSTEN


Gilding History & Techniques

Paperback Published: 20th May 2008
ISBN: 9780764328725
Number Of Pages: 112

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Gold has always inspired great fascination among mankind as proven by the golden treasures of ancient Egypt and the Inca Empire. This lavishly illustrated work begins with a cultural outline of the sacred and worldly significance of gold. It features the history of gold crafting and demonstrates the most important techniques of gilding. The technical details of the gilder?s art are shown in hundreds of detailed studio photographs. Gilded objects include antique-inspired mirror frames and a multitude of modern objects. This book introduces the practical use of costly gold materials and opens one?s eyes to the significance of gilded objects, past and present. It welcomes artists to explore gilding as a technique and invites everyone to appreciate the mysteries of gold. AUTHOR: Kirsten Beuster is a historian and a teacher who is a master gilder in Hamburg, Germany. Her emphasis is on the combination of art, artistic handicraft, and scientific work. <<1000s colour photos

ISBN: 9780764328725
ISBN-10: 0764328727
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 20th May 2008
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.57