The Modern Mosaic Handbook by Luciana Notturni
From the cover "The Modern Mosaic Handbook is especially geared to students who are also interested in contemporary mosaic technique, the different methods involved and its expressive potential....The Modern Mosaic Handbook is an effort to classify the grace/movement that modern mosaic art has acquired in the modern age and to provide an educational foundation that helps to understand the reasoning and function behind mosaic art". The handbook covers topics such as Materials, Mortars, Substrates, Grout, Protection, Tools, Working methods, Mosaic Rules, Micro Mosaics, Industrial Mosaic, Colour theory, and the Evolution of mosaic art. 155pp
The October edition is now available - with articles on street art, a feature on Menossi's work, a review of the Transitions exhibition by five of our Australian mosaic artists - Helen Bodycomb, Rachel Bremner, Caitlin Hughes, Kate Butler and Pamela Irving. Also David Jack writes about Napier Waller's Canberra war memorial. And much more. 114pp.
February 2019 edition also has articles on street art, more of Menossi's work, Martin Cheek's ornithology, New Yerk subway mosaics, the new Litovi mosaic material. Four exhibitions are reviewed, nine artists featured and an article on mosaics and entropy. Over 300 images spread over 114pp. A visual feast.
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