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Mosaic-making is one of the most enduring and popular art forms, and for good reason. This title gives you all the information you need to produce exquisite mosaics of your own, from the traditional to the contemporary. Projects to create include a richly patterned firescreen, an abstract table top and an Aztec-style trinket box, and there is practical advice on materials and tools required. Helen Baird's introduction to creating mosaics offers a contemporary perspective on this ancient skill. Fully illustrated in colour the book provides all the information needed to produce exquisite mosaics ranging from the traditional to the ultra-modern.
This book examines the rich corpus of mosaics created in Crete during the Roman and Late Antique eras. It provides essential information on the style, iconography and chronology of the material, as well as discussion of the craftspeople who created them and the technologies they used. The contextualized mosaic evidence also reveals a new understanding of Roman and Late Antique Crete. It helps shed light on the processes by which Crete became part of the Roman Empire, its subsequent Christianization and the pivotal role the island played in the Mediterranean network of societies during these periods. This book provides an original approach to the study of mosaics and an innovative method of presenting a diachronic view of provincial Cretan society.
Now in PDF. From textile crafts to beadwork and soap making to glass work, Craft is the most comprehensive compendium on the market crammed with more than 50 contemporary projects and over 300 techniques for crafters of all abilities. Follow step-by-step photographs, simple text and advice on the tools and materials you need to create your own beautiful objects from a wide range of disciplines so you'll never be short of something wonderful to make. A huge range of crafts are given a modern twist guaranteed to whet the appetite of crafters of all levels. Full of inspiration and practical advice, Craft is the ideal bible for every crafter's bookshelf.
52 local districts of comprehensive historical and cultural heritage are considered. They were pointed out for the first time in scientific practice on the basis of analysis of peculiarities of natural and landscape environment, system of settlements, communications, development of settlements, traditional material and spiritual culture of all regions of the republic. The maps of local historical and cultural territories are provided. The prospective tourist routes (land, water, etc.) are proposed in the described local districts of comprehensive historical and cultural heritage on the basis of the existing natural components, preserved monuments and relics of architecture, history, national art of building, ethnography, and museums in operation. Offers and recommendations how to preserve and use the objects of historical and cultural heritage of small towns and historical rural settlements of Belarus are provided.Names of places on skeleton maps have been made in accordance with International cartographic rules and they could be different from corresponding ones in the text.
This book provides a comprehensive account of mosaics in the ancient world from the early pebble mosaics of Greece to the pavements of Christian churches in the East. Separate chapters in Part I cover the principal regions of the Roman Empire in turn, in order to bring out the distinctive characteristics of their mosaic workshops. Questions of technique and production, of the role of mosaics in architecture, and of their social functions and implications are treated in Part II. The book discusses both well-known works and recent finds, and balances consideration of exceptional masterpieces against standard workshop production. Two main lines of approach are followed throughout: first, the role of mosaics as a significant art form, which over an unbroken span illuminates the evolution of pictorial style better than any comparable surviving medium; and secondly, their character as works of artisan production closely linked to their architectural context.

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