Book and Exhibit Reviews

Chinese Jades and Decorative Arts

by Eric J. Hoffman

 

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“Pearl Buying Guide, Updated 6th edition,” by Renée Newman, International Jewelry Publications, ASJRA Newsletter April 2017

 

“Exhibition Review: Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings,” Gems & Gemology, 27 Mar 2017

 

“Gemstone Buying Guide, 3rd edition,” by Renée Newman, International Jewelry Publications, ASJRA Newsletter Dec 2016/Jan 2017

 

“GEM: The Definitive Visual Guide,” by DK (Dorling Kindersley) Publishers (book review), ASJRA Newsletter Oct-Nov 2016. Reprinted in Bull. N.Y. Mineralogical Club, April 2017

 

A Personal Selection of Fine Jade Carvings From The Yushantang Collection of Nick Troubetzkoy, Vol. 1,” by Christopher Randall (book review), Adornment Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2016

 

Exotic Gems - Volume 4 ... How to Identify, Evaluate & Select Jade & Abalone Pearls ,” by Renée Newman (book review), ASJRA Newsletter, April 2016

 

Jade (3rd Edition),” by Fred and Charlotte Ward (book review), ASJRA Newsletter (Aug 2015)

 

Bone, Ivory, and Horn: Identifying Natural Materials,” by Michael Locke (book review), ASJRA Newsletter (Aug 2014)

 

The Three Faces of Jade,” Tripartite Lecture at New York Mineralogical Club Banquet, September 2013 (lecture review), ASJRA Newsletter (Nov 2013)

 

A Meaningful Guide to the Scientific Authentication of Asian Antiquities,” by Melanie A. Roy & Michael C. Teller IV (book review), ASJRA Newsletter (Sept 2013)

 

Chinese Antiquities: An Introduction to the Art Market,” by Audrey Wang (book review), ASJRA Newsletter (Sept 2013)

 

Chinese Art from the Hedda and Lutz Franz Collection, Vol. 1 (Jade) & Vol. 2 (Glass),” by Hedda & Lutz Franz (book review), Adornment Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Spring 2013)

 

Exotic Gems - Volume 1 ... How to Identify and Buy Tanzanite, Ammolite, Rhodochrosite, Zultanite, Sunstone, Moonstone & Other Feldspars,” by Renée Newman (book review), Adornment Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Nov 2010)

 

Amber: The Natural Time Capsule,” by Andrew Ross (book review), Adornment Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2010)

 

Amber: Jewelry, Art, and Science,” by Nancy P. S. Hopp (book review), Adornment Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Sept/Oct 2009)

 

Asian Ivory,” by Jeffrey B. Snyder (book review), Adornment, the Magazine of Jewelry & Related Arts, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 2009)

 

Agates: Treasures of the Earth,” by Roger Pabian et al (book review), Adornment, the Magazine of Jewelry & Related Arts, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Winter 2007)

 

“China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200–750 AD,” (exhibit review), Adornment, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Dec 2004) (Reprinted by Friends of Jade, April 2005).

 

“Chinese Jades,” by Ming Wilson (book review), Adornment, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Dec 2004) (Reprinted by Friends of Jade, April 2005).

 

“Jade: Ch’ing Dynasty Treasures from the National Museum of History, Taiwan -- An Exhibit at National Geographic Headquarters, Washington,” (exhibit review), Friends of Jade (1998), unpublished.

 

“Chinese Jades from the Collection of Alan and Simone Hartman,” (book review), Friends of Jade Newsletter, Jan 1997 (also published by Asian Arts - Forum Web site (Feb 1997); Paragon Book Gallery Web site (Aug 1997); and by Kunstpedia (Netherlands, Mar 2008)).

 

“Collectors’ Exhibition of Archaic Chinese Jades,” (book review), Friends of Jade Newsletter, Aug 1996 (also published on Paragon Book Gallery Web site, Sept 1997).

 

“Splendors of Imperial China: Jades from the National Palace Museum,” Friends of Jade Newsletter, August 1996 (reprinted in Asian Arts - Forum World Wide Web site, July 1996).

 

“Chinese Jade and Scroll Paintings from the Dongxi Collection,” (book review), Friends of Jade Newsletter, Winter 1996 (reprinted in Asian Arts - Forum World Wide Web site, Apr 1997 and on Paragon Book Gallery Web site, Aug 1997).

 

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