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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Mosaic Books
This is a basic, but excellent book for beginning and more advanced mosaicists. Every page is colorful, well laid out, and easy to scan for information. Photos of necessary tools, safety equipment and materials are accompanied with good descriptions and/or explanations. There are very good photos showing how to cut and arrange various shapes of tiles.
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Published on April 26 2002 by S. Brand

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners
This was, in some moment, the only mosaic book that I had. It has different projects, everyone is possible to do by your own. If you follow the instructions, you can do it. It has great photos and explanations.
The book starts with a brief history on mosaic, next, materials and tools. It explain that exist different techniques but all the projects used the direct...
Published on July 23 2001


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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners, July 23 2001
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This was, in some moment, the only mosaic book that I had. It has different projects, everyone is possible to do by your own. If you follow the instructions, you can do it. It has great photos and explanations.
The book starts with a brief history on mosaic, next, materials and tools. It explain that exist different techniques but all the projects used the direct method. Almost twenty projects follow. Each includes basic step-by-step instructions with some photos of the result. A large photo of the finished piece is also included.
The designs are not what I was expected, someones are to simply, they give you alternatives in the use of color for each project.
Is a good book, but you'll need more than this one after the first project, because after that, you'll need some book that give you concepts of design and how to create by your own.
I recomended that you follow with "Classic Mosaic" by Elaine M. Goodwin, an excellent book, the projects are more complex.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Mosaic Books, April 26 2002
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This is a basic, but excellent book for beginning and more advanced mosaicists. Every page is colorful, well laid out, and easy to scan for information. Photos of necessary tools, safety equipment and materials are accompanied with good descriptions and/or explanations. There are very good photos showing how to cut and arrange various shapes of tiles.
Every project is beautiful, and ranges from easy to very advanced. Easy projects include a sparkly Byzantine box, a pottery piece, pencil box, mirror, frame, wall plaques. Becoming increasingly larger or more complex are a vase, candlesticks, table top, backsplash with mirror, giant wall hangings, covered door and a bathroom ceiling!
A notable feature of the book is that several of the designs show a variety of alternate color combinations, which help with the planning of your particular project.
This book is very inspiring, and gets the creative juices going.
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