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Greek Books - Information Section
In an effort to make Kalopedis.com a better information hub not only for Greek and Cypriot jewelry but for the heritage and the arts & culture of these two closely linked countries, we have decided to team up with BiblioCosmos in order to introduce a section with carefully selected books on these subjects.
We will be expanding this section on a monthly basis and whenever possible we will try to offer our Kalopedis.com members special discounts on these books that are made available through BiblioCosmos.
Jewelry Designs of the traditional Greek outfits from the 18th and 19th centuries.
An excellent book with a lot of images of jewelry designs along with their description. Featuring designs of jewelry for the traditional outfits from various parts of Cyprus and Greece.
(Descriptions are in Greek)
Price: 12 Euro.
Ancient Art From Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is home to the largest collection
of Cypriot antiquities outside of Cyprus. This
gorgeously illustrated catalog presents some 500 objects from the prehistoric,
Archaic, Classical / Hellenistic, and Roman periods in more than 300 color
photographs of glass, stone sculpture, terra-cotta figurines, lamps, pottery,
jewelry, and weapons. Here are delicate gold jewelry such as bracelets with lion-head finials and
clay jugs decorated with animals and meticulous geometric motifs.
Original Price: 40 Euro. Kalopedis.com members are eligible to 15% discount on the original price of this title.
A bilingual book with all the text written in Greek and English.
publication features the history of Cyprus folk art through a large part of the
exhibits of The Cyprus Folk Art Museum of the Society of Cypriot Studies, most
of which originate from the occupied areas of Cyprus.
Price: 27 Euro
(also available in Greek)
A luxurious, fully illustrated edition, prepared on the occasion
of the exhibition entitled «The World of Cyprus at the Dawn of the Twentieth
Century» which was organized by the National Historical Museum and the
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. Included are texts on the political history of Cyprus in
the early twentieth century, the Cypriot Exhibition of 1901, Cypriot costumes at
the turn of the nineteenth century, as well as a detailed presentation of the
costumes and single dress items.
Price: 50 Euro
By: Jannic Durand
Drawing on the inheritance of Pagan, Classical and Oriental antiquity, as well as the refined decorative repertory of Islam, Byzantine art is distinguished by an inventive and original style. Its painstakingly constructed buildings and interior decors and its use of sumptuous materials symbolize a glittering civilization which at its peak stretched from Syria to Sicily and encompassed Cappadocia and the Peloponnese. The leading artistic centers are lavishly illustrated in the book, including Constantinople with its ultimate Byzantine symbol, Hagia Sophia, San Marco in Venice with its treasures, those of the monasteries of St Catherine in Sinai and of Mount Athos in Greece, and many others. This thousand-year heritage, with its religious and its secular inspirational themes, bears witness to the unique identity of a great Christian empire of the East.
The Lure of Gold: An artistic and cultural history
By: Steven Lindberg
Review: With nearly 300 images of jewelry, coins, religious artifacts and more, the book zips through world history as seen in gold's reflected gleam. Mr. Bachmann begins in the Bronze Age but is at his most fascinating when the tour reaches Europe during the first millennium. -- The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2006