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The art of mosaic design : a collection of contemporary artists
Locktov, JoAnn.
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Publication Information:
Gloucester, Mass. : Quarry Books ; Cincinnati, Ohio : Distributed to the book trade and art trade in the United States by North Light Books, [1998]

Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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NA3750 .L63 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Mosaic: Fragments of glass, stone, and clay pieced together to form intricate patterns that achieve a unified whole. Functional or decorative, abstract or pictorial, mosaics can be childlike in their simplicity and surprise, or extremely sophisticated in their polished design. Color photographs accompanied by informative text dramatically document the work of forty-two international artists. More than a beautiful picture book, The Art of Mosaic Design is a comprehensive presentation of this unique art form.

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Library Journal Review

Contemporary mosaic art has an almost limitless variety of style and form, ranging from flat surfaces to three-dimensional objects. This album displays the work of 45 international artists with brief descriptions of their lives and artistic philosophies. As a source of ideas, it is similar to Martin Cheek's Mosaics Design Sourcebook (LJ 10/15/98), with a broader range of styles and motifs. There are no projects, but the mosaic works are beautifully photographed with detailed close-ups as well as views of entire pieces, many of which are outdoors or are architectural features in buildings. Recommended for arts and crafts collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.