The Art of Mosaic : Contemporary Ideas for Decorating Walls, Floors and Accessories in the Home, the Garden
Much of the appeal of mosaic lies with the exquisite materials from which it is made, be it opaque and translucent glass tiles, brilliant metallics, cool and expensive marble, fabulously coloured smalti, broken ceramics and mirror glass, smoothly rounded pebbles and beads, or sea-washed glass and shells. Each lends its own character to an object, whether intense colour, reflective light, or a tactile quality. "The Art of Mosaic" shows through the work of contemporary artists how these sumptuous materials can be used to create dynamic mosaic features for walls and floors, fascinating sculptured forms, individual items of furniture and a host of decorative ornaments, for both inside and outside the home. There are eight practical projects to follow in this source book of ideas and designs, ranging from an abstract wall panel to a stained glass table and a sophisticated mosaic hearth. The book also includes a brief history of the art, and explores the imagery that inspires mosaic work. With practical sections on selecting materials and mastering basic techniques, "The Art of Mosaic" reveals how this enduring medium can bring style, colour and texture to your home and garden.
- Hardback | 160 pages
- 228 x 297 x 25mm | 1,202g
- 01 Nov 2001
- Anness Publishing
- London, United Kingdom
- 800 colour illustrations
Table of contents
Introduction; Mosaic in History; Materials; Sources of Inspiration; Designing with Mosaics; Walls and Floors; Furniture and Ornament; Sculptural Mosaics; Tools and Techniques; List of mosaic makers and suppliers; Index
About Caroline Suter
Celia Gregory is a mosaic artist and director of MCC Mosaic and Design. Her work incorporates a variety of materials, including vitreous glass, ceramics and found objects. She works mainly to commission and has worked on the television series Home Front in the Garden. Caroline Suter is a writer, journalist and editor, and has developed a special interest in design for the house and garden. In the 1990s she was deputy editor of Country Homes and Interiors, before embarking on a freelance career, writing and working for magazines such as Homes and Gardens, Inspirations For Your Home, The English Garden and Garden Inspirations.