Gübelin, Eduard J. & Koivula, John I. () Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volume 3. Opinio Publishers, Basel, Switzerland, pp. Gübelin, Eduard J. & Koivula, John I. () Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volume 2. Opinio Publishers, Basel, Switzerland, pp. ISBN . Photoatlas, Volume 1, first published in and now in its fifth printing, has become a standard reference in the gemological field. Dr. Eduard J. Gübelin and .
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I have now had my hands round a copy for a few days and can testify that superlatives are entirely inadequate. A more comprehensive bibliography would also have been a nice touch.
Kf iridescent aura of a stress fracture extends outward from a solid inclusion, while an audience of liquid droplets bows in reverence below. I should mention that I work with one of the authors JK and he is a close friend.
The former might have benefited from some additional diagrams and illustrations. High-quality Giclee enlargements of many of Koivula’s photos are also on sale there.
Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volume 1
Inclusions in Gems of Commercial Importance. Free the fractures The book begins with an introductory section, where the term “inclusion” is defined.
Landon Long added it Dec 05, Three distinguished mineralogists contribute essays on specific topics related to the genesis of gemstones.
But I doth protest too much. Witness just the single leaf on feldspar above pageentirely representative of the whole.
Hundreds deserve to be blown up to full-page or even poster size, so we can fully appreciate their majesty. Since this is an all-ages review, I won’t give away any secrets, but rest assured, Volume 2 offers further panoramas of serendipitous discovery. Chip Watson marked it as to-read Oct 19, As a published author myself, I can tell you that authors’ royalties in no way offset the cost of producing such work.
Bravo to both authors for having both courage and talent to mine this little-touched vein.
Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones Volume 1 by Eduard Josef Gübelin
Indeed, if this book has a flaw, it is that so many photographs are a wee bit small as reproduced. Amazing photographs of inclusions and characteristics of gemstones by the foremost photographer in this field. While I browsed the newest PhotoatlasI recalled the delight an image of moss agate from Volume 1 brought when I realized — years later — what the photographer was alluding to. Jenny rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Naomi rated it photaotlas liked it Apr 06, As a published author myself, I can tell you that authors’ royalties in no way offset the cost of producing such work.
Challenge your psyche with the complex beauty, tease your heart with the sublime wonders of creation, let both join together, reality and illusion.
Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones Volume 1
The authors of this book need no introduction. This serendipitous heart-shaped hillock in morganite graces the dedication page. This volume is a study in meditation.
I say free the photkatlas, free the fractures! Welcome to the AP era. Powerful diagnostics of process and the contagious appeal of sheer aesthetic delight And as they mix, savor the joys of life and living and the beauty of our world as manifest in this magnificent piece of scholarship. Expensive and a niche interest, but a VERY cool book. A more comprehensive bibliography would also have been a nice touch.
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