Synopses & Reviews
The art of mosaic has been around for centuries. This book brings the process into the present, as two accomplished designers invite readers to explore dramatic color combinations using a variety of materials. This is a rich collection of creative projects for both interiors and exteriors. It includes detailed instructions for working with broken crockery and tiles, and preparing items such as window frames and mirrors. The book offers stunning yet practical ideas -- from a fine mosaic vase and window surround to a mosaic garden terrace, table, and planter.
-- Features 16 imaginative projects.
-- Includes step-by-step instructions for projects and materials.
-- Offers designers and crafters new ways to use color.
Opening with a chapter on inspiration by examining the time-honored art of mosaics, this book then goes on to give instructions and clear guidance for a variety of projects. 200 color photos. 60 drawings.
Two designers offer this collection of 16 imaginative mosaic projects for both interiors and exteriors. Includes step-by-step instructions for projects and materials and offers designers and crafters new ways to use color. 160 full-color photos. 60 drawings.
About the Author
"Color and pattern are my obsessions, and playing with them in different mediums leads to a stimulating life." Kaffe Fassett enjoys worldwide artistic recognition for his visionary, organic and instinctive uses of color and pattern inspired by centuries of decorative arts and the compelling world of nature. He is the first textile designer to be given a one-person show at both the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He also is a leading fabric designer for Rowan Patchwork and Quilting and the leading knitwear designer for Rowan Yarns. Born and raised in San Francisco, Kaffe moved to London to Paint at the age of 19. He became a permanent London resident in 1964 and from London, travels, exhibits and teaches around the world.