The Lure of Gold

    The Lure of Gold

    An Artistic and Cultural History

    Hans-Gert Bachmann

    Abbeville 2006

    Hardback 280pp Illustrated 310x260mm

    9780789209009   Product Code: 62983

    From the dazzling treasures of the tombs of ancient Egypt to the refined style of later 20th century design, the allure of gold, with its scarcity, its unfailing aesthetic brilliance and its unequalled malleability, has played a significant part in mankind's cultural, social, economic and artistic history. Each chapter in this generously illustrated study is devoted to a particular epoch, explaining where people of that time found gold, how they mined, refined and worked it, and the part it played in shaping their society.

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