Author(s): Hermann Schadt
This publication provides an overview, probably for the first time, of the wide range of the work of the goldsmith - from antiquity to the present day. This most precious of metals, so imbued with historical, cultural and social significance has been worked with great skill and creative expression for at least the past 5,000 years.
The author explores and illustrates the connections between the worlds of painting, sculpure, architecture and the decorative arts as they apply to and influence the art of the goldsmith.
Text in English.