Masters: Beadweaving: Major Works by Leading Artists
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Masters: Beadweaving: Major Works by Leading Artists

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by Carol Wilcox Wells, Ray Hemachandra
     
 

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Versatility, innovation, inspiration—that’s what The Masters series offers crafters, with an engaging and up-to-date survey of the finest contemporary work by approximately 40 leading artists in specific media. Beadweaving takes the spotlight here, and readers will find the showcased pieces eye-opening in their originality.
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Versatility, innovation, inspiration—that’s what The Masters series offers crafters, with an engaging and up-to-date survey of the finest contemporary work by approximately 40 leading artists in specific media. Beadweaving takes the spotlight here, and readers will find the showcased pieces eye-opening in their originality.
Each highlighted master takes center stage in an informative eight-page feature that includes nearly a dozen gorgeous, high-quality photos and a short essay by the curator placing the impressive work and its creator in context. These outstandingly talented and imaginative artists include Valerie Hector, whose beaded designs are a statement in bold modernity; Jeanette Ahlgren, who fashions intricate loom-woven vessels with subtle gradations in color and graphic, geometric patterns; and Marcia DeCoster, who uses her right angle weave techniques to create shimmering jewelry in rich jewel tones.
Beadweaver and author Carol Wilcox Wells served as the juror of this remarkable collection.

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From the Publisher
“Bead art is alive and well, as this new title in the Masters series from Lark Books attests. The best of the best is included in this coffee-table volume of museum and gallery-worthy jewelry, sculpture, wearable art, vessels and containers, and more. The work of Bead & Button award winners, magazine contributors, and international artists of all stripes is showcased in full. This book is bound to be dog-eared, it will be perused so much.” — Bead & Button

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600590399
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Series:
Masters Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Masters Beadweaving 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is delightful! The images are amazing and the work is inspiring. As a published beadweaver, I am always looking at ways to improve my work and this is it!
coffeelizard_who_beads More than 1 year ago
I've looked forward to this book being released and anticipated that local Barnes and Noble Stores would have it readily. I was mistaken ! It seems that if they received a copy, it was gone immediately ! I was at the counter when a helpful person suggested I get it from B&N Online. I am so grateful as this book is one I SAVORED ! The artists selected had pictures of the pieces in detail from more than one view and stories to accompany them. It is not a "how-to", but rather an exquisite book of homage to many of our talented beaders. Of course, we would have wanted to see others that might be equally or more talented included, but the representation of artists have such flavor and enjoyment for any serious beader to be able to draw inspiration, NOT to copy, but to feel our work is on the right track. It's a book that would be enjoyed by those who are not just advanced beaders but also those starting out to feel that they too can attain lovely pieces of art with various pieces of glass painstakingly added to pieces that draw 'ahs' and enjoyment to our lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book, showcasing what the best of our contry's beaders are doing. It got my creative juices flowing,
LindyMom More than 1 year ago
This beautiful book is full of incredible beaded pieces of extraordinary art! I have been beading since 1997, and am familiar with many of the bead artists represented in this book, which is why I purchased it sight unseen. I was not disappointed! ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! Gorgeous photography and layout make Masters - Beadweaving a perfect coffee table book. You do not have to be a beader to get totally lost in the pages. I have been teaching my daughter-in-law how to bead, and immediately purchased another copy for her. LOVELY!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful collection of inspiring artists. The photographs are breath taking! Definitely a keeper!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just simply the best!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to open this book when I got it in the mail. The beadwork from the masters was absoluetly beautiful and inspriational. When I took the book to my local bead store to show my friends, I thought I would have to protect the book in plastic since we were all "drooling" over the work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago