WorldCat Identities

Finlay, Victoria

Overview
Works: 9 works in 24 publications in 3 languages and 3,589 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: N7432.7, 553.8
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Most widely held works about Victoria Finlay
 
Most widely held works by Victoria Finlay
Jewels : a secret history by Victoria Finlay( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of gemstones brings together the lore and legends of fabulous jewels, from ancient times to the present day, offering tales, trivia, and secrets about diamonds, rubies, sapphires, pearls, opals, and other precious and semi-precious stones
The brilliant history of color in art by Victoria Finlay( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey from the Ice Age to the Digital Age with a surprising cast of characters on this worldwide tour of color in art. Discover the strange, intriguing, and humorous stories of your favorite colors, the science behind them, and how they forever changed the courses of art and history. Were it not for Cleopatra, for instance, purple might not have become the royal color of the Western world. Without Napoleon, the black graphite pencil might never have found its way into the hands of Cézanne. Without mango-eating cows, the sunsets of Turner might have lost their shimmering glow. And were it not for the pigment cobalt blue, the halls of museums worldwide might still be filled with forged Vermeers. The Brilliant History of Color in Art is also a treasure trove of world art, from cave paintings to Roman treasures and Chinese dragon scrolls; to works by Titian and Michelangelo, Monet and Kandinsky, Rothko and Hockney; to contemporary sculpture and graffiti art. Many of the book's 166 spectacular images are from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum
Buried treasure : travels through the jewel box by Victoria Finlay( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work uncovers the secret histories of precious stones. The author's search takes her to many places; to Egypt to find the lost emerald mines of Cleopatra, to the underground towns of Australia's opal fields, to Burma's ruby markets, and to a secret location to meet a diamond cutter
A secret history by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovering the secret histories of precious stones, Victoria Finlay's search takes her to Egypt to find the lost emerald mines of Cleopatra, to the Australian opal fields with their underground towns, to Burma where she is spied on by the military junta, and to a secret location to meet a diamond cutter. Originally published: 2006
Travels through the jewel box by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncovering the secret histories of precious stones, Victoria Finlay's search takes her to Egypt to find the lost emerald mines of Cleopatra, to the Australian opal fields with their underground towns, to Burma where she is spied on by the military junta, and to a secret location to meet a diamond cutter
Yan se de gu shi : tiao se ban de zi ran shi by Victoria Finlay( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mücevherlerin gizli tarihi by Victoria Finlay( Book )

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

 
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.21 for Color : a ... to 0.84 for Yan se de ...)

Jewels : a secret history
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