Amber: window to the past
Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, in association with the American Museum of Natural History, 1996 - Antiques & Collectibles - 216 pages
The unique properties of amber (fossilized tree resin) have long intrigued people and never more so than now. Derived from an exhibition mounted by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, this book explores thoroughly the various aspects of this semiprecious substance. The 230 amazing varied photographs and drawings, 115 in color and many never before published, illuminate the roles of amber in both nature and art.
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I am also indebted to people at other institutions, and various private individuals,
especially Ettore and Remo Morone, for their gracious support and help in
studying their wondrous collection; Dieter Schlee (Museum fur Naturkunde,
Stuttgart); Susan Hendrickson; Alexander Shedrinsky (New York University
Institute of Fine Arts); and the conservators and photographers at the Museum of
Fine Arts, Boston, who worked very hard to prepare the Buffum Collection for this
book and the ...
Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bequest of William Arnold Buffum,
02.201 The base was carved from a single piece of amber, the top two-thirds
opaque; the cap was made from a separate piece of bastard amber; the collars
are of copper and brass. Middle: Wedding knife and fork. German, eighteenth
century. Length 7.3 " each. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bequest of
William Arnold Buffum, 02.210 and 02.212, respectively The handles are made of
clear red amber, ...
Among the collections of Chinese amber objects in Western museums are those
at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Packard Collection and other
pieces at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and, probably the largest in the world,
the Drummond Collection at the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
The Victoria and Albert collection consists of nine pieces of eighteenth- and
nineteenth-century origin, including a necklace, small vases, several bottles,
saucers, and ...
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This beautifully illustrated book will be popular among naturalists and artists alike. Grimaldi, chair of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Entomology, has skillfully combined the ... Read full review
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Preface and Acknowledgments
Deposits of the World
Frozen in the Act
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