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Description - Beyond Extravagance by Amin Jaffer

This spectacular volume reveals for the first time an exceptional private collection of the most beautiful royal Indian jewels from the Mughal Empire to the British Raj to today. Written by renowned jewelry experts and featuring magnificent original photography by Laziz Hamani, Beyond Extravagance explores the centuries-long tradition of fine jewelry and art objects in India, to contemporary interpretations that continue to evolve today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781614281290
ISBN-10: 1614281297
Format: Hardback
(356mm x 279mm x mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Assouline
Publisher: Assouline
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Amin Jaffer

Dr. Amin Jaffer is the International Director of Asian Art at Christie's. He specializes in Indian art in the age of European influence. Prior to his tenure at Christie's, he was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Dr. Jaffer wrote a number of books including, Furniture from British India and Ceylon (V&A, 2001), Luxury Goods from India (V&A, 2002) and Made for Maharajas: A Design Diary of Princely India (Vendome Press, 2006).