Jewelry:  The Body Transformed
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As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction
with the body—extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or
transforming it. But how is the meaning of jewelry bound to the body that wears it?

Establishing six different modes of ornamenting the body—Deconstructed, Divine, Regal, Idealized, Alluring, and Resplendent—this artfully designed book illustrates how these various definitions of the body give meaning to the jewelry that adorns it. More than 200 examples of exceptional jewelry and ornaments, created across the globe from antiquity to the present, are shown alongside paintings and sculptures of bejeweled bodies to demonstrate the social, political, and aesthetic role of jewelry.

  • Authors: Melanie Holcomb, Kim Benzel, Soyoung Lee, Diana Craig Patch
  • 280 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Published 2018
  • Size: 10 x 9 inches