by ElaineM.Goodwin (Author)


The ultimate mosaic encyclopedia arranged A-to-Z for easy reference with clear text, colour photography of finished work - includign the best art mosaic in the world today. The entries cover mosaic history, solid technical information, including various techniques of mosaic-making (traditional and modern), the equipment and materials needed, the design process and sources of inspiration. The technical entries are packed with invaluable hints and tips, borne of years of experience from a leading international mosaic artist. Historical entries are also included for full reference. The book is well illustrated with over 150 photographs of the finished objects, close-up details wherever necessary, line drawings and step-by-step photographs that demonstrate the techniques used with great clarity. It is a thorough reference source that should be used by all mosaicists whatever their level of expertise, whether working at home on small pieces or in the studio, working on major commissions. The book covers: - Materials, from vitreous glass to mirror tiles, broken china and gold leaf - Workspaces, from a small area of a home to large studios - Basic tools - Design, which ranges from rudimentary to advanced, taking in themes, colour and texture. - History of the craft - Cutting and laying techniques - Fixing techniques and bases - Finishing techniques


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Batsford Ltd
Published: 11 Sep 2003

ISBN 10: 0713487771
ISBN 13: 9780713487770

Author Bio
Elaine Goodwin is a mosaicist of international standing, being a member of the Asociazone Internationale Mosaicisti. She has exhibited in many countries, including most of Europe, India, Australia, Japan and Egypt. She is the author of five books on mosaics.