A guide to mosaics through the ages, from the creations of Ancient Greece and Rome, to 20th-century designs. It contains 16 projects, offering advice on materials, equipment and siting a mosaic. Materials discussed include everything from paper and ceramics to Venetian glass and stones.
A short history of mosaic - Ancient Babylon, Ancient Greece, Greco-Roman, the Romans, the spread of Rome, early Byzantine, middle and late Byzantine, Renaissance decline, pre-Columbian Mexico, the Victorians, early and mid-twentieth century, Art Nouveau, the Naives, public mosaic and contemporary mosaic; materials - smalti, gold smalti, vitreous glass, ceramic mosaic tiles, household tiles, china, marble, mother-of-pearl, miscellaneous; equipment - safety and security, the studio/workplace, adhesives, tools; design - imagery, cartoon, colour; cutting and laying techniques - cutting tools, the opus opera; fixing techniques and bases - direct and indirect method; finishing techniques - grouting, cleaning, sealing, framing, hanging, siting, lighting; projects.
Classic Mosaic: Inspiration from 4000 BC to 2000 AD by Elaine M. Goodwin
Elaine M. Goodwin
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