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Martin Cheek Mosaic Artist

Creative Inspiration

In recent years, the ancient art of mosaic has become increasingly popular worldwide, showing up everywhere from the studios of fine artists to the pages of interior decorating magazines. Mosaics: Design and Inspiration is perfectly poised to capture that enthusiasm.

The seventh book by internationally acclaimed mosaic artist and teacher Martin Cheek, it was written in direct response to inquiries and requests from both newly taught and long-established mosaic artists. It is simultaneously a how-to, full of expert advice about everything from initial design to the last details of a finished piece—and a sourcebook of inspiration, jammed with images, ideas, and concepts that aspiring mosaic artists can take and make their own. Many of the images of Cheek’s own work represent the first time they’ve been featured in a book, and their intricate beauty is sure to fire the imaginations of artists, decorators, and art lovers. 

160 pages | 100 color plates | 9 1/3 x 11 | © 2016

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Part I Design Formation
Creating a design
Design Inspiration
Character, narrative and humour
Part 2 Techniques and Practicalities
The mesh technique
Part 3 Creating Contrast
Creating Contrast
Tonal Contrast
Size and Shape
Realistic vs stylised
Texture and thickness
Reflective vs non-reflective
Part 4 Beyond the Design
Variations on a theme
Freestyle mosaics
Working to commissions

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