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Markowitz, Yvonne J.

Overview
Works: 29 works in 87 publications in 4 languages and 2,391 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Yvonne J Markowitz
Pharaohs of the sun : Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen by Mass.) Museum of fine arts (Boston( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few figures in history evoke the curiosity or command the attention that Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamen do. Pharaoh Akhenaten founded the city of Amarna 3,500 years ago. In this volume the fascinating Amarna Period of ancient Egypt comes to life through more than 250 beautiful works of sculpture, architectural elements, ceramic ware, jewelry, clothing, tools, and furniture from renowned international collections. Essays by leading Egyptian scholars describe this time of unprecedented change in Egyptian art and architecture, technology, the role of women, and religion, specifically the transition from polytheism to monotheism
Imperishable beauty : art nouveau jewelry by Yvonne J Markowitz( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A new, imperishable beauty," was how the artist and architect Henry van de Velde described it. European Art Nouveau jewelry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries embraced a new aesthetic characterized by sensuous forms, dramatic imagery and vivid symbolism. Many of the designers associated with the movement sought their inspiration not in traditional jewelry, but in the work of the pre-Raphaelites and Impressionists and in the arts of Japan. Rejecting the rigid naturalism typical of European decorative arts, designers such as Ren Lalique and Henry van de Velde, and the artists of the German Jugenstil and Austrian Wiener Sezession movements, created ornaments that expressed the spirit and freedom of the era. These artists and designers adopted a free-flowing line and asymmetrical format that invigorated their work and set it apart, while their use of natural motifs and of the female form imbued their creations with energy, sensuality and dreamy mysticism. But underlying the undeniable exuberance of these works was a fin-de-sicle edginess that endows this period with inexhaustible fascination." "Illustrating nearly eighty ornaments from a single private collection - the finest of its type in America - Imperishable Beauty features all of the major designers and jewelers from this groundbreaking era. Paintings, prints, posters and textiles fill out the presentation, making this book as rich and intoxicating as the aesthetic it portrays."--Jacket
Jewelry by artists in the studio, 1940-2000 : selections from the Daphne Farago Collection by Kelly H L'Ecuyer( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases studio jewelry made in the twentieth century, with profiles of the artists who made them and discussions about how different time periods, popular culture, and developments in techniques and materials shaped the final product
Egypt in the age of the pyramids : highlights from the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition by Yvonne J Markowitz( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artful adornments : jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Yvonne J Markowitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American luxury : jewels from the house of Tiffany( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, through a series of original essays, including, uniquely, one on jewelry worn by men, pays tribute to the firm's enduring ingenuity and is essential reading for the Tiffany collector and scholar."--Jacket
Jewels of ancient Nubia by Yvonne J Markowitz( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Located at the intersection of trade routes from central Africa, the ancient Near East, and the Classical world, ancient Nubia ruled the entire Nile Valley at the height of its power in the eighth century bc. Its neighbour and frequent rival Egypt called it the gold lands because its territories held such an abundance of the precious metal, and because its inhabitants produced some of the most finely crafted jewelry of the ancient world. This book features over 100 adornments and personal accessories from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, which houses the finest collection of Nubian jewelry outside Khartoum. The first comprehensive introduction to the sophisticated jewels of this great empire, it reveals how Nubian artisans employed techniques that would not be reinvented in Europe for another thousand years, and how the original owners valued such possessions not only for their inherent beauty, but also because they were imbued with magical meanings. Exquisite photography and an authoritative history written by leading experts make this book essential for both jewelry aficionados and anyone interested in the great cultures of the ancient world
Oscar Heyman : the jewelers' jeweler by Yvonne J Markowitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since its founding in 1912, Oscar Heyman & Brothers has created fabulous jewels for some of the world's elite houses, causing it to be known in the trade as "the jewelers' jeweler." The Heyman Brothers arrived in New York from Eastern Europe in the early 1900s, bringing with them their training in their uncle's workshop. The company quickly established a name for itself in the industry, working with top houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co., producing superbly constructed, beautifully designed pieces with the finest materials. The firm is still family run, and now retails merchandise under its own name, specializing in working with unique and colorful gemstones, cut and polished in their own workshop. This lavishly illustrated history reveals "the jewelers' jeweler" to the wider public, following the firm's growth from its origin as a Russian immigrant family enterprise in New York City to its establishment as an important ally of major retailers throughout the global jewelry trade. Enhanced with dazzling photographs of new and vintage pieces, as well as brilliant, full-color design drawings from the firm's archives that are works of art in their own right, Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers' Jeweler reveals Oscar Heyman's important role in the story of modern American jewelry."--provided by Amazon.com
The jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin : a history of American style and innovation by Yvonne J Markowitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farao's van de Zon : Achnaton, Nefertiti, Toetanchamon by Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (Leiden)( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kunst en cultuur ten tijde van farao Echnaton (14e eeuw v. Chr.)
Quiet ripples : the creative journey of Yoshiko Yamamoto by Yvonne J Markowitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oltre il punto di fuga : una scoperta dei valori simbolici della prospettiva lineare in rappresentazioni artistiche, basata su un'attenta analisi psico-storica delle sue apparizioni by Gaetano Curreri-Alibrandi( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piramiddo no jidai = Masterworks from the age of the pyramids( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modernist jewelry adventure by George Brooks( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent acquisition of high-style American jewellery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Yvonne J Markowitz( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient amulets of Kush by Yvonne J Markowitz( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nubian gold. Ancient jewelry from Sudan and Egypt by Peter Lacovara( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabled land of Nubia, whose very name means 'gold, ' was famous in ancient times for its supplies of precious metal, exotic material, and intricate craftsmanship. Many of the adornments made in Nubia are masterpieces of the jeweler's art-marvels of design and construction rivaling, and often surpassing, adornments made in Egypt and the rest of the ancient Mediterranean world. Although these unique treasures are among the most stunning to have survived from antiquity, they remain little known. Richly illustrated with beautiful photographs of these exquisite items, many of them never before published, Nubian Gold also places the jewelry within the cultural contexts in which it was manufactured and employed. It tells the story not only of the treasures themselves but of the exciting tales of their discovery and the rich background of the exotic and remote civilizations that produced them. The book also explores the innovative techniques used to procure the precious materials used in the jewelry and to craft them into intricate ornaments replete with magical purpose and coded meaning. Featured in the book are not only the intricately crafted pieces themselves but depictions of them in sculpture, relief, and painting as well as references to them in ancient texts, locating them within the full spectrum of Nubian history, from the earliest beginnings of society to the advent of Christianity
Ptahshepses Impy's beaded broadcollar by Yvonne J Markowitz( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jewels of Trabert et Hoeffer-Mauboussin : a history of American style and innovation( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking at jewelry : a guide to terms, styles, and techniques by Susanne Gänsicke( Book )

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

"This illustrated guide offers accessible, concise explanations of key jewelry terms and includes a cultural history of jewelry and its production"--Provided by publisher
 
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Pharaohs of the sun : Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen
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Imperishable beauty : art nouveau jewelryJewelry by artists in the studio, 1940-2000 : selections from the Daphne Farago CollectionEgypt in the age of the pyramids : highlights from the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ExpeditionArtful adornments : jewelry from the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonAmerican luxury : jewels from the house of TiffanyQuiet ripples : the creative journey of Yoshiko Yamamoto
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Markowitz, Yvonne

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