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Faber, Toby 1965-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 68 publications in 7 languages and 2,737 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Toby Faber
 
Most widely held works by Toby Faber
Stradivari's genius : five violins, one cello, and three centuries of enduring perfection by Toby Faber( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the life and work of the legendary violin maker Antonio Stradivari explores the accomplishments of the seventeenth-century Italian whose craftmanship revolutionized the making of the violin, cello, and viola
Fabergé's eggs : the extraordinary story of the masterpieces that outlived an empire by Toby Faber( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Easter presents that Russia's last two czars gave to their czarinas have become synonymous with privilege, beauty, and an almost provocative uselessness. They are perhaps the most redolent symbols of the old empire's phenomenal craftsmanship, of the decadence of its court, and of the upheavals that brought about its inevitable downfall. Faberge's Eggs is the first book to recount the remarkable story of these masterpieces, taking us from the circumstances that inspired each egg's design, through their disappearance in the trauma of revolution, to their eventual reemergence in the global marketplace
Stradivarius : one cello, five violins and a genius by Toby Faber( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonio Stradivari spent almost his whole life in the small northern Italian town of Cremona. He married twice, fathered eleven children, worked into his nineties and produced over a thousand violins, cellos and violas. Two hundred and fifty years after his death, about six hundred survive, the most highly prized instruments in the world." "In this narrative, Toby Faber explores Stradivari's life with six of his most important instruments and following them as they are bought and sold, played and collected down the centuries. It's a tale of dedication and disappointment, of meticulous forgeries and unscrupulous dealers, of extravagant talent and reckless generosity, of obsession, passion and fame. Ultimately, it is the story of how skill and perseverance enabled one man to reach for, and sometimes achieve, perfection."--BOOK JACKET
Fabergé's eggs : the extraordinary story of the masterpieces that outlived an empire by Toby Faber( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Easter presents that Russia's last two czars gave to their czarinas have become synonymous with privilege, beauty, and an almost provocative uselessness. They are perhaps the most redolent symbols of the old empire's phenomenal craftsmanship, of the decadence of its court, and of the upheavals that brought about its inevitable downfall. Faberge's Eggs is the first book to recount the remarkable story of these masterpieces, taking us from the circumstances that inspired each egg's design, through their disappearance in the trauma of revolution, to their eventual reemergence in the global marketplace
Faberge's eggs : one man's masterpieces and the end of an empire by Toby Faber( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's masterpieces and the end of an empire by Toby Faber( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Faberge's Imperial Easter eggs - of their maker, of the tsars who commissioned them, of the middlemen who sold them and of the collectors who fell in love with them
Seu teu la di ba li u seu = Stradivarius by Toby Faber( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sutoradivuariusu = Stradivarius : 5chō no vuaiorin to 1chō no chiero to tensai no monogatari( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faberg?'s Eggs by Toby Faber( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In Stradivari's Genius, Toby Faber charted the fascinating course of some of the world's most prized musical instruments. Now, in this enthralling new book, he tells the story of objects that are, to many, the pinnacle of the jeweler's art: the Faberg? imperial eggs. The Easter presents that Russia's last two czars gave to their czarinas have become synonymous with privilege, beauty, and an almost provocative uselessness. They are perhaps the most redolent symbols of the old empire's phenomenal craftsmanship, of the decadence of its court, and of the upheavals that brought about its inevitable downfall. Faberg?'s Eggs is the first book to recount the remarkable story of these masterpieces, taking us from the circumstances that inspired each egg's design, through their disappearance in the trauma of revolution, to their eventual reemergence in the global marketplace. In 1885, Carl Faberg? created a seemingly plain white egg for Czar Alexander III to give to his beloved wife, Marie Fedorovna. It was the surprises hidden inside that made it special: a diamond miniature of the Imperial crown and a ruby pendant. This gift began a tradition that would last for more than three decades: lavishly extravagant eggs commemorating public events that, in retrospect, seem little more than staging posts on the march to revolution. Above all, the eggs illustrate the attitudes that would ultimately lead to the downfall of the Romanovs: their apparent indifference to the poverty that choked their country, their preference for style over substance, and, during the reign of Nicholas II, their all-consuming concern with the health of the czarevitch Alexis, the sickly heir to the throne--a preoccupation that would propel them toward Rasputin and the doom of the dynasty. More than a superb new account of a classic tragedy, Faberg?'s Eggs illuminates some fascinating aspects of twentieth-century history. The eggs' amazing journey from revolutionary Russia features a cast of characters including embattled Bolsheviks, acquisitive British royals, eccentric artifact salesmen, and such famous business and society figures as Arm and Hammer, Marjorie Merriweather Post, and Malcolm Forbes. Finally, Toby Faber tantalizingly suggests that some of the eggs long thought lost may eventually emerge. Darting from the palaces of a besieged Russia to the showcases of New York's modern mega-wealthy, Faberg?'s Eggs weaves a story unparalleled in its drama and extravagance. Praise for Stradivari's Genius "Fascinating ... lively ... more enthralling, earthy and illuminating than any fiction could be."--The New York Times Book Review "A celebration of six instruments and the master craftsman who made them ... [Faber] brings to the subject an infectious fascination with Stradivari's life and trade. ... He writes with clarity and fluency." --Chicago Tribune "An extraordinary accomplishment and a compelling read. Like strange totems that cast an irresistible spell, these instruments bring out the best and the worst of those who would own them, and Faber deftly tells the stories in all their rich and surprising detail." --Thad Carhart, author of The Piano Shop on the Left Bank "A worthy contribution to the ongoing legend of Stradivari." --Minneapolis Star Tribune "Fascinating, accessible, and enjoyable." --Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring From the Hardcover edition
Stradivari's genius : five violins, one cello, and three centuries of enduring perfection by Toby Faber( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737) was a perfectionist whose single-minded pursuit of excellence changed the world of music. In the course of his long career in the northern Italian city of Cremona, he created more than a thousand stringed instruments: approximately six hundred survive. In this ... book, [the author] traces the stories of six of these peerless instruments - five violins and a cello - and the one towering artist who brought them into being.-Dust jacket
DEAR MR FABER : the untold story of a great publishing house by Toby Faber( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Faberg©Øe's eggs : the extraordinary story of the masterpieces that outlived an empire by Toby Faber( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is the story of Faberge's Imperial Easter eggs - of their maker, of the tsars who commissioned them, of the middlemen who sold them and of the collectors who fell in love with them. It's a story of meticulous craftsmanship and unimaginable wealth, of lucky escapes and mysterious disappearances, and ultimately of greed, tragedy and devotion. Moreover, it is a story that mirrors the history of twentieth-century Russia - a satisfying arc that sees eggs made for the tsars, sold by Stalin, bought by Americans and now, finally, returned to post-communist Russia
CLOSE TO THE EDGE by Toby Faber( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sutoradibariusu : gochō no baiorin to itchō no chero to tensai no monogatari by Toby Faber( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Through the Lens of New School Librarians The Application of Standards to Delivering Excellence to the Profession by Barbara Schultz-Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We examined the issues related to delivering service excellence through the lens of 39 graduating school librarians in written assignments for the final course of their certification program, as they focus on what is needed to apply standards to become an effective school library media specialist in the 21st century. Of the 16 issues identified, the concern over technology and their role as a technology specialist dominated the ranking. The results reinforce the ongoing need for education program coursework that continues to emphasize the role of technology in the 21st century school learning environment. (Contains 4 tables.)
 
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Stradivari's genius : five violins, one cello, and three centuries of enduring perfection
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Fabergé's eggs : the extraordinary story of the masterpieces that outlived an empireStradivarius : one cello, five violins and a geniusFaberge's eggs : one man's masterpieces and the end of an empireOne man's masterpieces and the end of an empireFaberg?'s Eggs
Alternative Names
Pe i beo, To bi 1965-

Фабер, Тоби 1965-

페이버, 토비 1965-

フェイバー, トビー

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