Nearly ten years in preparation and production, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is the definitive guide and handbook for jewellery makers on all levels of ability It is also a unique reference source for those not directly active in the field but who wish to gain an understanding of what lies behind the jewellery making mystique All traditional as well as innovative contemporary techniques are thoroughly described, making this The than 900 photographs in colour and black and white illustrate work of all degrees of complexity and show the incredible range of concepts which jewellers in all times, including today, incorporate in their work Historic and ethnic jewellery, as well as contemporary work done by approximately 300 jewellers from twenty six countries, are grouped under particular technical processes This arrangement dramatically illustrates the mutual bonds between today s creative jewellers and their colleagues historic style oriented, and anonymous, tradition dominated ethnic jewellers The detailed text is accompanied by 377 illustrations showing tools and processes used to carry out particular techniques In addition, thirty step by step photo demonstrations show master jewellers working from raw material to finished jewels, some of them revealing their methods for the first time Supplemented by an extensive index, glossaries of jewellery forms and findings, and an international sources supply list, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is indispensable for anyone interested in any aspect of jewellery making....
|Title||:||Jewelry Concepts and Technology|
|Publisher||:||The Crowood Press Ltd 28 Februar 1998|
|Number of Pages||:||501 Pages|
|File Size||:||976 KB|
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Jewelry Concepts and Technology Reviews
Oppi's classic work covers jewelry techniques the world over and you won't find a more comphrehensive book available. Many step by step demonstrations by world known jewelers. Well written and photographed. The only shortcoming of this book is that its not up to date as it was published in the 80's and is missing information on current jewelry technology. Despite this fact its still sold for a rather high price tag which personally I find annoying. In my opinion the book should be priced more in the 50 dollar range. I wish Oppi would update this book as alot has happened in the field since its publishing date. Still, this is a highly recommended book and am glad that its in my reference library....Dave Stephens, Art Jewele
An exhaustive work examining more dimensions of jewelry fabrication than any other single source I've ever found. Though much of the information is obscure, that is part of the book's value. After almost three decades of jewelry experience from fabricating one-of-a-kind pieces to large scale manufacturing, when something comes up I'm not familiar with, this is the volume I reach for first. Perhaps the most apparent downside is that so much of the jewelry shown is arts and crafts in nature, as well as dated. Nevertheless it is a monumental reference particularly for serious students of jewelry process and technical information.
To all who are interested in the art of jewelry, the history, lore, technique, design, and step by step instruction, you won't find a better book anywhere. This book by Oppi Untrect is the bible of gold/silversmiths,beginning, advanced,and master craftsmen, collectors and students of jewelry history. Every topic is clearly detailed, with wonderful pictorial components, with clear concise descriptions and definition, and historical data is included. It's a must for your library
Untracht presents an encyclopedic guide to jewelry making processes. There are many color and black and white photos and illustrations. These alone are worth its price.With both design and fabrication issues covered in great detail this book could provide the primary text for one's education in this subject. It makes a great companion text to his other classic book, "Metal Techniques for Craftsmen".
If you are studying jewellery, are a jeweller or are interested in becoming a jeweller, this is the book to have on your workbench! If it isn't in this book, it probably doesn't exist. It covers everthing you need to know in a technical sense, and even covers tools of the trade. After completing a degree, majoring in Jewellery this reference was a big help, as well as an inspiration.
'The Bible'!This is how we used to call this book at school! I bought a copy of my own and I can assure you will find any detail you can dream of and answers in any questions or problems that may come up in the workshop. It is really professional and complete. Some reviewers said it sould be revised; I don't exactly disagree but you know silversmithing is such an ancient technique that technology has little affect on it and contemporary investments are still under evaluation. With both black-&-white and colored photos, examples, samples of work and demonstrations by well-known artists this is a unique 'to reffer to' book.The only disadvantage: I don't reccomented it to beginers or you should buy also something easier to read, with less details eg Tim McGreith's 'The complete Metalsmith'.But if you are a professional I cannot imagine how you have survived without Oppi's Bible so far!
If you are a jeweler, thinking about becoming a jeweler, or interested in how jewelry is made:BUY THIS BOOK!The price tag may scare some people off, but this is one of the best practical books on jewelry ever written.Oppi Untracht does an excellent job of pulling expertise from diverse techniques from all over the world to combine them into a compendium that rivals any other. The chapters are sensibly divided in a manner that makes complete sense. The index is huge, detailed and accurate.Oppi, our hats-off to you! Thank you for a work that can inspire any one from the absolute novice to the consummate professional. However, (Hint, Hint!) an update with pictures in color, and a well-indexed database on CDROM (with an excellent search engine) would preserve it for posterity.
Mr Untracht has a very wide knowledge of his subject and its practitioners. His explanations of tools, techniques and processes are excellent and, although mainly biased toward the American and craft end of the business, is not to be faulted for that. I like it and recommend it.