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Shells - Bouchet, Philippe, and Mermet, Gilles (Photographer)
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More than just an appreciation of shells, this book captures all the artistry of theundersea world. Prized since ancient times for their beauty, shells appear in Mexicantemple art, on Greek and Roman vases, in Renaissance paintings and architecturalsculpture, and in modern jewelry and furniture. The artists themselves are thousandsof species of mollusks, which produce shells of infinite shapes and sizes: the polished, the patinated, and the peculiar. From porcelain cones and miters to coleus and whirls, the collectorG????? ...

Shells 2008, Abbeville Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780789209894