Decorative arts

Gold: Power and Allure

168 pages, hardback with slipcase, 242 x 168 mm, 100 colour illus.
PRICE: £20.00
ISBN: 978 0 907814 86 3


Few realise that gold can be found in Great Britain, and that attempts to exploit native sources have drawn prospectors from ancient Rome to Elizabethan adventurers and current commercial projects in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In Gold: Power and Allure, eleven essays by distinguished specialists tell of the rich and previously untold story of Britain and its relationship with gold, demonstrating the country's unique golden heritage. Generously illustrated, the book features objects from the Ashmolean Museum, the Louvre, British Museum and Albert and Victoria Museum, amongst others. Read more

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