An Artistic and Cultural History
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.