Mosaics of the Greek and Roman World

The setting in which the mosaic was found , at the centre of a pavement of ... 34 The taste for hellenising picture mosaics was not of course confined to ...

Author: Katherine Dunbabin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521002303

Category: Architecture

Page: 357

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The first major study in English of the art of mosaics in antiquity.

Marvelous Mosaics for Home Garden

Introduction Mosaic art has adorned churches and cathedrals , private dwellings , and public spaces for several thousand years .

Author: George W. Shannon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1895569729

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Make beautiful pieces of mosaics for your home and garden with broken china, glittering glass jewels, shimmering mirrors, smooth stones, sea worn shells and other found objects.


GLOSSARY OF MOSAIC TERMS Secondly , when the time comes to grout the finished piece , it is the edge tesserae that will take the biggest knocks with the ...

Author: Martin Cheek

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579900038

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 79

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Gathers over thirty-five projects for decorating frames, flowerpots, boxes, paving stones, and bird baths with mosaic designs of pebbles, bits of broken china, and tiles


What are mosaics ? A mosaic is a special kind of artwork . It is made up of small colored pieces , arranged side by side to create a picture or pattern .

Author: Nathaniel Harris

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404244387

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

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Roman craftsman created incredible pieces of art using small pieces of material such as glass to create a true masterpiece. Many Roman mosaics still remain to this day!

Mosaics in the Medieval World

In this book, Liz James offers a comprehensive history of wall mosaics produced in the European and Islamic middle ages.

Author: Liz James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108508599

Category: Art


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In this book, Liz James offers a comprehensive history of wall mosaics produced in the European and Islamic middle ages. Taking into account a wide range of issues, including style and iconography, technique and material, and function and patronage, she examines mosaics within their historical context. She asks why the mosaic was such a popular medium and considers how mosaics work as historical 'documents' that tell us about attitudes and beliefs in the medieval world. The book is divided into two part. Part I explores the technical aspects of mosaics, including glass production, labour and materials, and costs. In Part II, James provides a chronological history of mosaics, charting the low and high points of mosaic art up until its abrupt end in the late middle ages. Written in a clear and engaging style, her book will serve as an essential resource for scholars and students of medieval mosaics.

Making Mosaics

The jaws of the nippers are placed entirely across the cutting edge in this case . Keep nibbling until the edges become circular . 2 Before you mosaic the ...

Author: Martin Cheek

Publisher: Creative Publishing Int'l

ISBN: 1616739088

Category: Mosaics

Page: 96

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Gives step-by-step instructions for fifteen projects as well as materials and techniques.

Mosaics The Art of Reuse

MOSAIC IS A COLORFUL, EVER-CHANGING ART FORM MOSAIC IS A COLORFUL, EVER-CHANGING ART FORM that's particularly that's particularly suited for environmentally ...

Author: Galit Glazer

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 9781592535262

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 536


Mosaic is a colorful, ever-changing art form that appeals to a wide range of artists. When mosaic art is combined with environmental awareness, the results are particularly stunning, as non-conventional items such as handles salvaged from broken dressers and broken chips of antique china can be incorporated into unique, environmentally friendly pique assiette mosaic projects. Mosaic - The Art of Reusing features 25 projects that are vivid, vibrant, and inspirational. There are vintage mirrors and dressers; decorative art deco style wall hangings; striking 3D sculptures; and practical home features such as a flight of steps

Mosaics as History

Although these stories generally seem to have a standard form and iconography , among the mosaics of the late antique Near East at least one pagan myth ...

Author: G. W. Bowersock

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674022920

Category: Art

Page: 146

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Over the past century, exploration and serendipity have uncovered mosaic after mosaic in the Near East--maps, historical images and religious scenes that constitute a treasure of new testimony from antiquity. In their complex language, G. W. Bowersock finds historical evidence, illustrations of literary and mythological tradition, religious icons, and monuments to civic pride. Attending to one of the most evocative languages of the ages, his work reveals a fusion of cultures and religions that speaks to us across time.

Land Mosaics

In short , the individual trees , shrubs , rice plants , and small buildings , analogous to the tiny stones in the artist's mosaic , are aggregated to form ...

Author: Richard T. Forman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521479800

Category: Nature

Page: 632

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An analysis and synthesis of the ecology of heterogeneous land areas.

Turquoise Mosaics from Mexico

The turquoise mosaic disc from Offering 99 at the Templo Mayor , Tenochtitlán ( fig . 94 ) , was discovered during the 1994 excavations in the precinct ...

Author: Colin McEwan

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822339242

Category: Art

Page: 96

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This history of Mexican mosaics, distinct from Greek or Roman mosaics in that they are portable objects rather than architectural ornamentation, offers insight into Mesoamerican cosmogony, religious ritual, politics, trade, societal composition, and other

The Mosaics of St Mary s of the Admiral in Palermo

The miniature shares with our mosaic a feature not encountered in any of the other monuments I have named , viz . the double cushion.17 Two further ...

Author: Ernst Kitzinger

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 0884021793

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

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The text explores the iconographic and stylistic sources of the Greek mosaicists, as well as the departures from Byzantine norms, and the relationship of the decoration to contemporary work in the royal foundations. Also included is a chapter on the architecture of the church by Slobodan Çurciç.

Mosaics Inside and Out

Gallery Artists Twin Dolphin Mosaics Robert Stout and Stephanie Jurs George Fishman became hooked on mosaics while exploring the remains of beautifully ...



ISBN: 1610594428



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Mediterranean Mosaics

... with a turquoise sky , and they are so delicately 1 CITADEL OF CORFU . 1 1 1 blended at 72 MEDITERRANEAN MOSAICS .

Author: Julia Langdon Barber



Category: Mediterranean Sea

Page: 283

View: 248


Basic Mosaics

Modern Mosaic: Inspiration from the 20th Century. London: Firefly Books, 2003. Mills, Teresa. The Mosaic Artist's Bible: 300 Traditional and Contemporary ...

Author: Sherrye Landrum

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811736121

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 129

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Make mosaic frames, decorative panels, tabletops, shelves, switch plates, pavers, bird houses, and more A creative way to remake and reuse household items Includes a gallery of colorful finished pieces and details on 20 different projects Mosaics made with ceramic tile, stained glass, or any number of found objects are a stylish and popular way to add a decorative flair to your home. This detailed guide for beginners presents hundreds of step-by-step photos that show exactly how to make your own mosaics. Included are instructions for planning a design, cutting and affixing tiles, mixing and applying grout, and finishing your creation. It covers both the direct and indirect methods.

Photographic Mosaics

( Written for Photagraphic Mosaics . ) THE DEVELOPMENT OF AMATEURS . BY THOS . PRAY , JR . , Boston , Mass . HE last request of our urbane friend Wilson ...

Author: Edward Livingston Wilson


ISBN: OSU:32435051096212

Category: Photography


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Tunisian Mosaics

Three of the four arcades of the immense peristyle are paved with a simple geometric mosaic of overlapping circles that form white quatrefoils and black ...

Author: Aïcha Ben Abed Ben Khader

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 0892368578

Category: Art

Page: 138

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As the Roman Empire expanded its African settlements in the early centuries of the common era, thousands of mosaic floor pavements were fashioned to adorn the townhouses and rural estates of the African upper classes. Between the second and sixth centuries, mosaic art blossomed, particularly in Africa Proconsularis, the region comprising modern Tunisia. In contrast to the official art of imperial Rome, mosaics generally expressed the worldviews of private citizens. These artworks are remarkable for the intricate beauty of their polychromatic geometric and floral designs, as well as for figural scenes depicting the interests and activities of the patrons who commissioned them--scenes of daily life, athletic contests, gladiator spectacles, and classical literature and mythology. Abundantly illustrated throughout, Tunisian Mosaics: Treasures from Roman Africa offers the general reader a lively introduction to this extraordinary ancient art. Initial chapters survey the historical background of Roman Africa and discuss the development of mosaic art in the Mediterranean. Subsequent chapters profile Tunisia's major mosaic sites and tour the collections of important museums. A final chapter surveys current initiatives to preserve this heritage for future generations.

Mosaics in an Afternoon

The one you choose depends on the base and the mosaic materials you are using — the adhesive should be compatible with both surfaces .

Author: Connie Sheerin

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0806958030

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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“Turn broken china, colored glass or mosaic tiles into works of art for your home. Explanations are simple and beginners will get results that look so good your friends will never guess how easy the projects were to do unless—you share this book.”—Quick & Easy Crafts.

Plaster Mosaics

The word mosaic conjures up many images, from a faded fountain among the ruins of Italy to the glass and steel mosaics found in modern public buildings.

Author: Kristin Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440220166

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Bring the beauty and elegance of ancient mosaics into the modern world - a place where anyone can create them. Learn how in this exciting reference that teaches even beginners to utilize common plaster compound techniques to create 15 mosaic works of art that will fool all but the most discerning eye. Simple techniques are used to apply the plaster to different surfaces, from boxes and frames to furniture. The designs are then transferred to the medium and carved with a simple wire tool. The materials are few and the cost is slim, but the result is spectacular. Projects include a serving tray, cabinet, door hanger, flowerpot, and chalkboard.


... sixteen offices in all , or six more than Mr. Van Buren held . He was also a Justice of the MOSAICS . AICS . 287 Peace , which the great 286 MOSAICS .

Author: Mrs. Branch Williams


ISBN: PRNC:32101071987521

Category: Anecdotes

Page: 475

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The Mosaics of Roman Crete

Patching in the Late Antique mosaics such as Chersonisos Basilica B (Mosaics 94*100) and Gortyn Sector M (Mosaic 109) suggests both the value of the mosaic ...

Author: Rebecca J. Sweetman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107018402

Category: Art

Page: 378

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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.