Masters: Beadweaving: Major Works by Leading Artists

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Overview

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...
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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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“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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600590399
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Series: Masters Series
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 904,674
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 8, 2009

    Eye Candy Plus Inspiration for Beaders

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    A definite drool book!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    A beautiful book, showcasing what the best of our contry's beade

    A beautiful book, showcasing what the best of our contry's beaders are doing.
    It got my creative juices flowing,

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    Stunning!

    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

    Posted March 13, 2010

    Inspiration by the Best!

    Wonderful collection of inspiring artists. The photographs are breath taking! Definitely a keeper!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

    awesome!!!

    just simply the best!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2009

    Awesome Beading

    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.

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