Series: Design Sourcebook
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing; First Printing edition (October 1998)
Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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This is a great book if you're looking for ideas or wondering how to handle a particular subject. It's divided into sections by subject matter, such as Still Life, Birds, Animals and The Human World. One page (for example) shows 3 elephant mosaics done by different artists, and explains how different techniques and styles produce a completely different end result.The author's work predominates but there are a substantial number of other artists too. At the end of the book is a directory of the artists and their contact details. They're predominantly British, although there are a few Americans too.What this book *doesn't* have is DIY projects and in-depth explanations of techniques/tools/materials.If you buy it for the right reason - inspiration rather than instruction - you should be very happy with it!
This book (along with Locktov/Clagett's "The Art of Mosaic Design") is a very fine book to inspire those who make mosaics and those who appreciate them (the mosaics, that is... not the mosaicists -- particularly). Neither are books for the beginner as far as making the projects, but the mosaics can allow you to see what is possible. There is an emphasis on Martin Cheek's own work, that's true, but hey... he's pretty darn good.
Book was as described, in perfect order (it was 2nd hand.) Delivery swift and I was 100% satisfied with my purchase.
This is a fine book of mosaics. Thanks. I will use it for reference. Martin Cheek is a great mosaic artist.
Great photos of great mosaics.
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