Jewels: A Secret History
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 472 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 August 2007|
In "Jewels," journalist Victoria Finlay demonstrates the power of gemstones via fascinating tales of money, intrigue, and ingenuity. From amethyst to sapphire, from 17th-century France to 21st-century Hong Kong, Finlay leaves no facet unpolished. 8-page color insert.
Praise for Victoria Finlay's Color
"The writing elegant and precise, and with at least one new and fascinating revelation on every single page . . . I could not be more enthusiastic."
-Simon Winchester, author of A Crack in the Edge of the World
"Color is the essence of landscape, of mood, of our whole perception of the physical world. Victoria Finlay has traveled through Iran, Afghanistan, and other places to investigate the origin of all those tantalizingly sensual ochers and reds and blues. What a creative idea for a book!"
-Robert D. Kaplan, author of Imperial Grunts
"In this engaging travelogue, a rainbow of hues determined the author's choice of destinations. . . . By the time you read 'Violet, ' you will have traversed much of the world, sharing Finlay's contagious fascination with color."
-Conde Nast Traveler
"A rainbow of stories . . . even casual natural history fans can enjoy Finlay's conversational style and her enthusiasm."
"From the Hardcover edition."
|Publisher: ||Random House Trade|
|Dimensions: ||20.9 x 14.15 x 2.69 centimeters (0.44 kg)|