Mid August Book Review by Sam Mitchell.
Title: European Designer Jewelry
Author: Ginger Moro
Type of Book: Hard Bound
Average Price: $79.95
In or Out of Print: In print
Number of Pages: 302
Brief Description of Book: The book covers both known and unknown jewelry designers of 13 European countries including Scandinavia of the 20th century. The book explores materials, artists, fashion and costume jewelry with over 700 photos, vintage prints, posters and advertisements.
NOTE: Reviews Based on the following Scoring Measure:
1 Being “Forget It” and 10 Being “Must Have”
QUANTITY OF PICTURES:
Comments: over 700 pictures
QUALITY OF PICTURES:
Black and White Pictures? Yes
How good are the pictures? Overall the pictures are really good
Are there close ups of the marks? Yes
QUANTITY OF INFORMATION:
Range of information offered? Excellent
Is information thorough? Yes
Comments: Lots and lots of information
QUALITY OF INFORMATION:
Accuracy (are there mistakes?): No
Comments: This is a tough one because of the area covered. But in the countries I know about the information is Excellent
Are they helpful or realistic?
Comments: I think the values listed in the back of the book are both realistic in some places and very high in others
Is the book easy to read and follow? Yes
Are things easy to find (table of contents/index)? Yes
TOTAL AVERAGE SCORE 8
Is this a must have book? Yes. Since the internet has made the world our next door neighbors
the book has become a great resource to have.
Overall Comments: Ginger has done a fantastic job on this book. Once you start reading it, Ginger’s style pulls you right in and you what to read more. The book is really a good read.
Ginger has made it a point to cover all the different materials used in European jewelry
and presented these materials and styles with some very colorful pictures from both her own collection and others.
I have tried to get Ginger to adopt me, but have not had any luck yet....LOL
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