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Complete Mosaic Handbook: Projects, Techniques, Designs

by Sarah Kelly, Anne-Marie Read, Juliet Docherty, Richard Wates
     
 

A comprehensive guide to mosaic techniques and design.

Mosaics enhance everyday objects, revive decors and can be long-lasting works of art. Versatile, strong and wonderfully expressive, one of the appeals of mosaic is its ability to defy time.

The Complete Mosaic Handbook is a comprehensive guide to basic and advanced techniques and design of

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A comprehensive guide to mosaic techniques and design.

Mosaics enhance everyday objects, revive decors and can be long-lasting works of art. Versatile, strong and wonderfully expressive, one of the appeals of mosaic is its ability to defy time.

The Complete Mosaic Handbook is a comprehensive guide to basic and advanced techniques and design of mosaic art. The book includes step-by-step instructions for thirty practical projects for mosaic artists at every level of experience. Each project is conveniently rated by cost, time and difficulty.

Projects range from the simple to the sophisticated and include:

  • Place mats and coasters
  • Beaded picture frame
  • Outdoor planter
  • Garden path
  • Fruit platter
  • Portrait
  • Jewelry box
  • Glass vase
  • House numbers

The projects employ a wide variety of materials from traditional tile, glass and stone to found objects. The text is concise and jargon-free with full color photographs explaining each step. Valuable advice includes tricks of the trade and design tips for avoiding common mistakes.

Also featured is an extensive gallery of mosaic art styles throughout history: Ancient Greece, Byzantium, Renaissance, then on to contemporary styles such as Arts and Crafts.

Easy-to-follow, foolproof and beautifully illustrated, The Complete Mosaic Handbook is as inspiring as it is instructive.

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Editorial Reviews

Toronto Sun - Annette McLeod
A weighty and thorough journey into the world of mosaics... designs are both expertly executed and nicely broken down into step-by-step instructions.
Globe and Mail - Jane Gadd
A step-by-step program for developing the art of mosaic.
Bargain Art
Express yourself and enhance your decor... create lasting works of art with mosaics.
CanWest News Service - Joanne Hatherly
Those who want to try their hand at this ancient artform can start with award winning mosaic artist Sarah Kelly's all-encompassing book.
Chicago Tribune - Mary Daniels
Even the most novice of crafters will be tempted by the projects illustrated in this book... As well-executed as these chapters are, the most riveting is the first chapter on the history of mosaics... lavish illustrations.
New Orleans Times-Picayune - Jane Dupuy
It's obvious immediately that this book stands apart from the basic beginner's manual... this book offers something for everyone.
Newark Star-Ledger - Robert Rastelli
Stunning... Just about every area of these elaborate projects -- beaded picture frames to shell plant pots -- is covered in minute detail.
Style at Home - Jenn Houlihan
More than 500 photographs an illustrations will motivate you to create, with step-by-step instructions.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Linda Hutchinson
This book is impressive, for both its comprehensiveness and the thoroughness of the directions.
Orlando Sentinel - Rebecca Swain Vadnie
A holistic approach to learning mosaics. There are sections not only on equipment, techniques and supplies, but on more artistic aspects.
Norfolk Virginian-Pilot - Krys Steansky
If you know nothing about mosaic... [this] is your book. If you know everything about mosaic, this is still your book.
Booklist - Stephanie Zvirin
Conveys a potent sense of the majesty and diversity of mosaic art... gorgeous and practical craft book... It is difficult to turn away from this classy volume.
Library Journal
These books by contemporary mosaic artists Goodwin and Kelly are full of good ideas and projects for mosaic crafters. Decorative Mosaics offers well-designed projects by Goodwin, Eve Jennings, and Glen Morgan for household accessories and wall decorations. The Complete Mosaic Handbook is a more extensive collection of projects grouped by difficulty level for beginning, intermediate, and advanced crafters. Included are flat mosaics and three-dimensional objects, such as a decorative lizard. Particularly good is the chapter on elements of design featuring practice pieces. Both books are recommended for public libraries needing more material on mosaics. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552977743
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
10/02/2004
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
737,791
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Kelly is an award-winning professional mosaic artist and author of Mosaic Crazy.

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