Mosaic Techniques & Traditions: Projects & Designs from Around the World

Mosaic Techniques & Traditions: Projects & Designs from Around the World

by Sonia King
     
 

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With the breathtaking work of hundreds of artists on display throughout, this visually arresting volume showcases mosaics from all corners of the globe and teaches the skills needed to produce 15 beautiful pieces. The history of the art, tools and materials, and techniques come first: bases, adhesives, and grout; shaping and placing tesserae; practical and

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With the breathtaking work of hundreds of artists on display throughout, this visually arresting volume showcases mosaics from all corners of the globe and teaches the skills needed to produce 15 beautiful pieces. The history of the art, tools and materials, and techniques come first: bases, adhesives, and grout; shaping and placing tesserae; practical and artistic design considerations; and several methods of creating the actual mosaic. Put that information to use on an array of magnificent international projects—from a Blue Willow Tray to a Rock Garden Fountain—all beautifully illustrated and with the level of difficulty noted.

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Library Journal
Mosaic art, often characterized by color and fantasy, continues to be some of the most imaginative work in the contemporary craft scene. These two books showcase some of the best work of the past and present. Cheek is well known as a designer, teacher, and author of several books on mosaics. Unlike his previous Design Sourcebook: Mosaics, which is a collection of works by many artists, this book features photographs of his own works, with a narrative giving advice based on his own experience. King's book includes step-by-step projects for garden ornaments and furniture, but it is most notable for the numerous photographs of indoor and outdoor mosaics from all parts of the world. Both books are for advanced or professional craftspeople and are suitable for public libraries and academic art collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402740619
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
425,003
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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