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
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.
The October 2019 edition is now available - with articles including this year's Mosaic Arts International exhibition, the fabrication of the large Chuck Close New York subway mosaics by Canadian company Mosaika Art and Design. Australian artist Helen Bodycomb explores the act of making and unmaking mosaic. There are also articles on mosaics in the Barcelona subway, the gardens of Urfane in the French countryside and a feature on Sherri Warner Hunter's amazing mosaic sculptures. And much much more. 114pp.
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