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The Material Landscapes of Scotland’s Jewellery Craft, 1780-1914 (PDF)

Free Download The Material Landscapes of Scotland’s Jewellery Craft, 1780-1914 (Material Culture of Art and Design) by Sarah Laurenson, edited by Michael Yonan
English | July 27, 2023 | ISBN: 1501358006, 1350469920 | True PDF | 272 pages | 70.9 MB
During the long 19th century, Scotland was home to an established body of skilled jewellers who were able to access a range of materials from the country’s varied natural landscape: precious gold and silver; sparkling crystals and colourful stones; freshwater pearls, shells and parts of rare animals. Following these materials on their journey from hill and shore, across the jeweller’s bench and on to the bodies of wearers, this book challenges the persistent notion that the forces of industrialisation led to the decline of craft. It instead reveals a vivid picture of skilled producers who were driving new and revived areas of hand skill, and who were key to fostering a focused cultural engagement with the natural world – among both producers and consumers – through the things they made. By placing producers and their skill in cultural context, the book reveals how examining the materiality of even the smallest of objects can offer new and multifaceted insights into the wider transformations that marked British history during the long 19th century.


Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business Ed 2

Free Download Angie Boothroyd, "Setting Up a Successful Jewellery Business Ed 2"
English | ISBN: 1474241964 | 2017 | 152 pages | PDF | 3 MB
An updated edition of the best-selling handbook, this all-encompassing guide for jewellery entrepreneurs of all levels covers key lessons for setting up, running and growing a jewellery business.