Lois Sherr Dubin's definitive bead reference gets a new cover for its soon-to-be-published revised and expanded edition.
Bead authority Lois Sherr Dubin is re-issuing her book, The History of Beads: From 100,000 B.C. to the Present ($75) through its original publisher, Abrams Books. The History of Beads was first published as a hardcover coffee-table book in 1987 and became the definitive reference. Since then, its coverage of 40,000 years of bead history has made it the must-have guide for bead makers, collectors and scholars, as well as people who simply love this ancient art form that represents one of the earliest uses of glass.
The original cover of the book when it was published 22 years ago.
The new edition has been expanded and revised. It contains an account of the oldest bead discovered (dating back to 108,000 B.C.), facts on how beads were used as the first system of media communication, as well as new photographs and additional information.
The History of Beads documents the captivating journey through the history of bead making, features hundreds of color photos and illustrations, and a detailed gatefold timeline.
Preorders for this book are now being taken at the Abrams website.