Lest We Forget: Masterpiece of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations
Wascher, Jocelyn, Army
Lest We Forget: Masterpiece of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations Lest We Forget: Masterpieces of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations. Judith Price. Taylor Trade Publishing. 160 pages; color photographs; $20.23.
In Lest We Forget: Masterpieces of Patriotic Jewelry and Military Decorations, Judith Price, president and founder of the National Jewelry Institute, takes a new approach to remembrance by tracing military history visually through the artifacts that commemorate it.
From Napoleonic treasures to World War II cigarette cases, Price surveys a breadth of objects that range from functional to symbolic, ceremonial to personal. Using these decorations and ornaments, she reveals how momentous events in our country's history are represented with a pendant or medal, a gold eagle or silver star cluster.
Presented with the careful research and stunning visuals of an art exhibition, Lest We Forget contains pieces drawn from museums and private collections, such as the Musée de l'Armée, the West Point Museum and the Imperial War Museum. …