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The Shell: A World of Decoration and Ornament






Thomas, I

The Shell: A World of Decoration and Ornament

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  • ISBN: 978-0-500-51357-6
  • 256 страниц
  • октябрь 2011
  • Thames & Hudson

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This is the most comprehensive and inspirational volume ever published on the extraordinary world of shells. Shells have been put to an amazing array of uses – as decoration, tools, medicines and musical instruments. For nearly four millennia, millions of them were used acros the world as currency. Shells have been worn as amulets to bring fertility, good fortune or protection from the evil eye. Above all, the beauty of shells has fired the imaginations of artists and craftsmen, and their work...