Currencies & Wonders

Art & Histoire - Publisher Silvana / Monnaie de Paris - Cartonné - 280 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2022

Rolls of feathers, beads and shells, jewels cast in gold or bronze... Forms of currency invented by man to materialize commercial transactions, express rank, prestige and wealth, and weave links with the forces of the visible and invisible, are infinite in variety.

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Model 9788836651306
Artist Art & Histoire
Author Collectif sous la direction de Bérénice Geoffroy-Schneiter
Publisher Silvana / Monnaie de Paris
Format Cartonné
Number of pages 280
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 245 x 165
Technique(s) 120 illustrations
Published 2022
Museum Monnaie de Paris

Published to accompany the Monnaies & Merveilles (Currencies & Wonders) exhibition at Monnaie de Paris, this catalogue reveals these objects of exchange from the perspective of anthropologists, economists and art historians, as well as providing a tribute to the anonymous artists who created them.


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