Distributed for Royal Collection Trust
Drawing on the Royal Collection’s unparalleled collection of paintings, miniatures, jewelry, gold boxes, and drawings in and on gold, the book takes readers through the possibilities of this noble metal. Organized thematically, chapters include “Divinity,” which covers gold in devotional art; “Power,” which explores the role of gold as a symbol of status and wealth; and “Art,” which presents the craftsmanship and indestructible quality of gold objects.
From Fabergé’s astonishing gold-mounted boxes to the nearly-four-thousand-year-old Rillaton Gold Cup and drawings in gold paint by Edward Burne-Jones, this lavish book—in its own gold binding—presents this most precious substance throughout history in one hundred full-color illustrations.
The Art of Gold
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