Mid century Plastic Jewelry

Explore the interesting, evolving history of plastics used in jewelry.

Mid century Plastic Jewelry

Bold and flashy, sweet and coquettish, stylish and elegantplastic jewelry is all of these. In a comprehensive new study with over 400 beautiful color photographs of fabulous and original jewelry designs, explore the interesting and evolving history of plastics used to make jewelry. Meet the manufacturers, designers, and even salesmen who created the industry. See dazzling examples from Coro, Trifari, Lisner, Kramer, Selro, and more. Once considered "junk jewelry," Susan Maxine Klein shows that plastic jewelry is truly an art form.

20th Century Plastic Jewelry

This fun and visually exciting book presents lavish and popular jewelry in many types of plastics from Bakelite, celluloid, and Lucite to Plexiglas, natural plastics, and resins.

20th Century Plastic Jewelry

Explore designs for jewellery in natural and synthetic plastics throughout the 20th century. This fun and visually exciting book presents lavish and popular jewellery designs chronologically, covering many types of plastics -- from Bakelite, celluloid, and Lucite to Plexiglas, natural plastics, and resins. Brooches, necklaces, beads, and earrings appear in many colours and textures that represent the leading styles of each decade. 365 colour photographs and period catalogue pages display all the styles in an interesting and easy-to-understand sequence. Popular makers such as Trifari, Lisner, Coro, Kramer, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Les Bernard, and more are all well represented. Enjoy the diversity that defines plastic jewellery of the 20th century!

Survey of Historic Costume

The most extreme of these styles were not widely adopted, but the clean, geometric lines and plastic jewelry and accessories in geometric shapes were often seen. ... -20th-century Dutch painter Piet Mondrian as inspiration.

Survey of Historic Costume

In the Preface of the 5th Edition of Survey of Historic Costume, Tortora and Eubank conclude with the following: "In the history of dress at the beginning of the 21st century, costume might be compared to a constantly moving river. This river divides into many narrower channels that separate, cross, come together, and separate again, and yet that river continually moves on." Building on the previous editions, the authors update their analysis of Western dress to 2008. Survey of Historic Costume has, from its beginnings, taken seriously the need to accompany the text with appropriate illustrations and the major change in the 5th Edition is the move to full color throughout the book to enrich the text and the concepts. Perfect for anyone interested in historic costume, fashion, textiles, drama, and design, this beautifully illustrated book is full of interesting facts and commentary.New to this Edition:-- Over 500 four-color photographs and illustrations-- Updated text to 2008-- Additional influences from one period or civilization to another, including influences from other cultures-- Index - updated and organized to be utilized as glossary with terms defined and page numbers printed in boldface-- Instructor's Guide provides sources for visuals, websites, teaching strategies and evaluation techniques-- PowerPoint® Presentation contains interactive visual presentation with links to Internet

Genuine Plastic Radios of the Mid Century

With more than 430 color photo plus advertisements and black and white vintage photos, this pioneering book is a must for anyone interested in radios, mid-century industrial design, or popular culture.

Genuine Plastic Radios of the Mid Century

Table radios made primarily of brightly colored plastics represent a relative newcomer to the radio collecting arena. These icons of American industrial design and popular culture were once plentiful, and today they can be found at flea markets, garage and house sales. With more than 430 color photo plus advertisements and black and white vintage photos, this pioneering book is a must for anyone interested in radios, mid-century industrial design, or popular culture.

Plastic Bangles

Until now, collectors of Lucite and other plastic bangles had no information about these attractive collectibles.\nChapters cover the identification of plastics, techniques, designers, manufacturers, fakes and knock-offs, and collectible ...

Plastic Bangles

An alluring dreambook and informative handbook for collectors of plastic bangle bracelets, illustrated with rare and common pieces in a profusion of colors and styles. Gorgeous spreads arranged by designs and techniques introduce the reader to the unexpected riches of this collecting field. 415 color photos showcase thousands of bangles. Today, when Bakelite and celluloid are snapped up at ever higher prices, many collectors turn to brighter, more playful, and more affordable plastic jewelry from the second half of the 20th century. Until now, collectors of Lucite and other plastic bangles had no information about these attractive collectibles. Chapters cover the identification of plastics, techniques, designers, manufacturers, fakes and knock-offs, and collectible plastics of the future. All have current market value ranges.

Design

... of their ancient jewellery traditions , and the author discusses and illustrates items from both categories dating from the late 19th century to the present . 2540 Everywoman's jewelry : early plastics and equality in fashion .

Design


Popular Mechanics

Make beautiful seashell jewelry! ... Plastic discs! Animal shapes! Finbacks! Earrings! Cameos! Etc. (Buy direct.) Pace's. Box 279. Bradenton. Florida. START Make money, spare time. ... 20th Century Plastic, 1288 Mission, San Francisco.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Garage Sale Flea Market Annual

Garage Sale   Flea Market Annual

Lists thousands prices for a wide variety of items that might be found at garage sales and flea markets, including furniture, home accessories, toys, glassware, china, souvenirs, advertising and promotional pieces, and other collectibles.

Warman s Jewelry

In this new edition, you will find detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing information for nearly 1,000 pieces of collectible jewelry from the 1760s through the 1960s, with fascinating, informative, and valuable background information ...

Warman s Jewelry

The Timeless Appeal of Jewelry! Offering both significant historical information and lavish images of gorgeous jewelry, the newest edition of Warman's Jewelry informs and entertains, providing the best of both worlds while covering costume and fine jewelry from the 18th to 21st centuries. Thanks to television shows like Downton Abbey, which features Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco styles, and Mad Men, which has spawned a desire to accessorize with 1960s baubles, interest in antique and vintage jewelry is buzzing big today and inspiring more people to collect. In this new edition, you will find detailed descriptions and up-to-date pricing information for nearly 1,000 pieces of collectible jewelry from the 1760s through the 1960s, with fascinating, informative, and valuable background information in these categories: Late Georgian, and Early, Mid, and Late Victorian. Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Beaux-Arts, and Edwardian. 20th Century Fine, Costume, Plastic and Novelty. Manufacturer marks, historic time line, and glossary. This invaluable price and identification guide is for anyone who owns old jewelry or is interested in starting a collection.

American Book Publishing Record

Mechanical toys — Japan - History — 20th century . 2 . Robots - Japan - History — 20th ... 688.2'0973075 Mid - century plastic jewelry / Susan Maxine Klein ; principal photography by Jori Klein . Atglen , PA : Schiffer , 2005. p . cm .

American Book Publishing Record


The Official Price Guide to Holiday Collectibles

The Official Price Guide to Holiday Collectibles

Lists prices for collectibles associated with Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Christmas

Book Review Index

Book Review Index

Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.

History of World Dress and Fashion Second Edition

As historical revivals became more popular in fashions of the mid-thirties, jewelry makers also replicated designs from earlier eras, especially styles from the eighteenth century. Sparkling jewels were once again favored.

History of World Dress and Fashion  Second Edition

The History of World Dress and Fashion presents a comprehensive survey of dress from around the world including China, Japan, India, Africa, the Islamic Empire, and the Ancient Americas. This extensive study features descriptions and analysis of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories, and cultural styles from prehistory into the twenty-first century. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, it features more than 1600 images - and is a valuable resource for fashion designers, theater costumers, textile researchers, costume collectors and curators, and anyone interest in clothing and style customs of the world.

Jewelry

Gold and glass necklace Etruscan Possibly Vulci, Late Archaic period, early 5th century B.C. Gold, glass L. 141⁄4 in. (36.2 cm) Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1940 (40.11.7) Pl. 25. Brooch with twisted bow Celtic Northern Italy, Bronze Age, ...

Jewelry

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana} As an art form, jewelry is defined primarily through its connection to and interaction with the body—extending it, amplifying it, accentuating it, distorting it, concealing it, or transforming it. Addressing six different modes of the body—Adorned, Divine, Regal, Transcendent, Alluring, and Resplendent—this artfully designed catalogue illustrates how these various definitions of the body give meaning to the jewelry that adorns and enhances it. Essays on topics spanning a wide range of times and cultures establish how jewelry was used as a symbol of power, status, and identity, from earflares of warrior heroes in Pre-Colombian Peru to bowknot earrings designed by Yves Saint-Laurent. These most intimate works of art provide insight into the wearers, but also into the cultures that produced them. More than 200 jewels and ornaments, alongside paintings and sculptures of bejeweled bodies, demonstrate the social, political, and aesthetic role of jewelry from ancient times to the present. Gorgeous new illustrations of Bronze Age spirals, Egyptian broad collars, Hellenistic gold armbands, Japanese courtesan hair adornments, jewels from Mughal India, and many, many more explore the various facets of jewelry and its relationship to the human body over 5,000 years of world history.

Schroeder s Antiques Price Guide

Schroeder s Antiques Price Guide

Once again, over 50,000 listings from reliable sources are included and carefully checked by an authority on the subject. More than 400 expert advisors make sure only the best and most accurate data remains. Hundreds of sharp photographs accompany the 500+ categories -- glass and porcelain, match holders, purses, cookie jars, jewelry, advertising, furniture, dolls, records -- you name it, Schroeder's has it! History and other pertinent facts complement the descriptive listings, which reflect the current market and developing trends.

Inside Smithsonian Research

Plastic is a 20th - century materialit is everywhere , ” she says . But most plastics - cheap to produce and adaptable to almost infinite ... Scratch the surface of its collections and you will find plastic jewelry , plastic eyeglasses ...

Inside Smithsonian Research


Twentieth Century Fashionable Plastic Jewelry

Illustrates and describes plastic jewelry from around the world and provides an overview of the manufacture of plastic jewelry

Twentieth Century Fashionable Plastic Jewelry

Illustrates and describes plastic jewelry from around the world and provides an overview of the manufacture of plastic jewelry

Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts

Plastic jewellery of the twentieth century . ... 12 ills . , bibliog A concise history of the development of synthetic plastics in Western Europe and North America from the mid - 19th century to the 1980s with emphasis on their ...

Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts


The Social Construction of Technological Systems anniversary edition

Until the mid-nineteenth century, the use of plastics had been confined to luxury and fancy goods, ranging from shellac-lacquered scent boxes to ivory jewelry. The vulcanization of rubber, however, created new markets.

The Social Construction of Technological Systems  anniversary edition

An anniversary edition of an influential book that introduced a groundbreaking approach to the study of science, technology, and society. This pioneering book, first published in 1987, launched the new field of social studies of technology. It introduced a method of inquiry—social construction of technology, or SCOT—that became a key part of the wider discipline of science and technology studies. The book helped the MIT Press shape its STS list and inspired the Inside Technology series. The thirteen essays in the book tell stories about such varied technologies as thirteenth-century galleys, eighteenth-century cooking stoves, and twentieth-century missile systems. Taken together, they affirm the fruitfulness of an approach to the study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions, and they demonstrate the illuminating effects of the integration of empirics and theory. The approaches in this volume—collectively called SCOT (after the volume's title) have since broadened their scope, and twenty-five years after the publication of this book, it is difficult to think of a technology that has not been studied from a SCOT perspective and impossible to think of a technology that cannot be studied that way.

The Social Construction of Technological Systems

Until the mid - nineteenth century , the use of plastics had been con- fined to luxury and fancy goods , ranging from shellac - lacquered scent boxes to ivory jewelry . The vulcanization of rubber , however , created new markets .

The Social Construction of Technological Systems

"The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakeable. The influence of society on technology is more subtle. The 13 essays in this book have been written by a diverse group of scholars united by a common interest in creating a new field - the sociology of technology. They draw on a wide array of case studies - from cooking stoves to missile systems, from 15th-century Portugal to today's Al labs - to outline an original research program based on a synthesis of ideas from the social studies of science and the history of technology. Together they affirm the need for a study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions"--Back cover.