I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern

I Love Those Earrings: A Popular History from Ancient to Modern

By: Jane Merrill (author)Hardback

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Earrings can talk-of mourning a dead king, supporting a revolution, or resisting an emperor. They have carried the message that a proper Victorian believed in Darwin, and that a woman invited a lover to her bed. Raid the jewelry boxes of the glamorous, legendary, and everyday chic women alike. See what earrings they have worn, when, and why, in ways that bespeak their way of life and personality, and how jewelry carries family and cultural heritage with style. Looking at earrings as tiny sculptures, here are details about gems, settings, and fixtures. Lavishly embellished with over 300 images of jewelry ranging from the Byzantine era to the contemporary artisan, the styles of design, relationships to dress, portraiture and symbolism, and other aspects of adornment are elaborated upon. With research-based anecdotes and her own life in earrings, the author tells a story that will engage anyone interested in celebrities, monarchies, and the barely recorded lives of women of the past, and, of course, anyone who loves beautiful jewelry.

About Author

Jane Merrill has published in 50 national magazines, including The New Republic, New York, Cosmopolitan, Penthouse, Connoisseur, Town & Country, Harvard, and History. Her studies were at Wellesley, Harvard, and Columbia, and she has written books on popular culture, beauty, lifestyle, and self-help. The latest of these, I Love Those Earrings, is written with Chris Filstrup of the State University of New York at Stonybrook.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764345166
  • Format: Hardback
  • ID: 9780764345166
  • weight: 1690
  • ISBN10: 0764345168

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