by Mariarita MacChiavelli
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Paperback - 160 pages (August 1999) From Booklist, August 19, 1998
As old as Mesopotamia, mosaics straddle the centuries. Macchiavelli, an Italian crafter, highlights the ease and convenience of this craft (though not its inherent messiness). Similar in style and format to Zaccaria's Stained Glass Crafting (reviewed in Arts and Crafts), this book opens with a history and techniques, then follows with six projects and dozens of designs, accompanied by photographs and step-by-step directions. For most of the six projects, from a terra-cotta bowl to a leaf frame, there is a simple list of generic materials needed. The mosaic furniture stands as an example of craft transformed into art. Barbara Jacobs Copyright © 1998, American Library Association. All rights reserved Book Description
All in color! Add brightness, color, and magic to even the simplest of objects using the age-old art of glass mosaic. Almost any surface can be transformed quickly and easily by gluing pieces of cut glass in place and then filling in the gaps with cement. Packed with glorious full-color photographs of spectacular mosaics, this straightforward guide can help anyone to create a masterpiece. The history of mosaics is described, followed by information on choosing materials and supplies. Synopsis
Add brightness, color, and magic to the simplest of objects using the age-old art of glass mosaic. Packed with glorious color photos of spectacular mosaics, this straightforward guide can help anyone create a masterpiece. Step-by-step instruction for six projects, including a terra-cotta bowl, leaf design frame, and others. Full color throughout.