Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing; 1st edition (March 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #589,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #40 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Mosaics #277 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Pottery & Ceramics #63168 in Books > Arts & Photography
Over the past two years I have been carefully selecting and purchasing books on mosaics to use in the craft. This is by far my favorite book for technique and "how to" ... it has a great variety of materials and applications that can be translated to mosaic designs/projects of your own making/imagination. I would recommend this book for anyone's mosaic library.
MOSAIC PATTERNS: STEP-BY-STEP TECHNIQUES AND STUNNING PROJECTS explores the use and application of the pattern in mosaics for either ceramics, glass, marble or granite tiles. Nineteen step-by-step mosaic projects serve as examples for different patterns which can be created by color or shape, and which feature a range of techniques and materials. Any working in mosaics will find it enlightening as to the possibilities, and general-interest libraries strong in crafts will find it a bright, appealing lend.Diane C. DonovanCalifornia Bookwatch
This book on Mosaics is a little different and more thorough than others I have read. As a mosaic artist myself I'm always scouring books on the topic and this one is a favorite. The reasons this particular book is good is that it has very detailed outlines on how to create different tasks. In the beginning it outlines all the different types of materials needed and gives comprehensive information on types of tiles and how they are to work with, along with photos, so you can see what they're talking about. It also covers the materials you may work on eg. wood, terracotta, glass, ceramic etc many books overlook the actual surface being used and its hard to find info on matching the correct adhesives to the surfaces being used.I also like the book as it focuses on patterns rather than objects for designs and there are some lovely designs in this book, well illustrated with colour plates and step by step instructions. Overall its a very informative and well rounded book, easy to follow and also gives inspiration.
When Emma Biggs visited my studio last year, I was compelled to find out as much as I could about her mosaic art work. I quickly became enthralled with it and was, subsequently, delighted to discover this book had been published. It is well-written in terms that anyone can understand. The projects are out of the ordinary and are truly spectacular. The illustrations are excellent and portray the step-by-step process in a succinct, complete way.I would recommend this book both to the professional mosaic artist as well as to the layman or anyone who is generally interested in mosaic art.
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