Readers interested in learning about the history, technology, and aesthetics of mosaics will find that King's beautifully and comprehensively illustrated volume is an excellent source of both practical information and artistic inspiration. She details the evolution of mosaics from their first manifestations around 3000 B.C.E. in Mesopotamia to the present; chronicles the breathtaking mosaics of Europe, Africa, and the Americas; and surveys the many materials used in their construction, from broken tiles to gold. The basic process has remained the same over the centuries, and King offers detailed how-to instructions in the second, and largest, portion of the book, providing specific information for the budding artisan on materials and tools, techniques, and designs. Project ideas take up the final third of this fresh and useful book, with five projects of varying difficulty derived from three geographical areas. Full of photographs both of finished mosaics and the steps required for their crafting, King's book will inform, instruct, and delight craft lovers. Lauren Roberts
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excellent idea and layout, index and glossary. Galleries of photos and even world wide locations to visit when traveling. Mosaic came very close to the 5 star rating. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Holly A. Wright
Great book. Love Sonia's work, she is an amazing mosaic artist. Some great first time and more detailed projects.Published 2 months ago by lab3369
Absolutely FANTASTIC book! Chock full of incredibly useful information written by someone who has obviously done this for a good long time and can advise you on how to make things... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stephanie A Michaud
Ms. King's intelligence as well as artistry shines through in this indispensable book on mosaics. I learn from it again and again.Published 6 months ago by eggybelle
hard to read understand. talks more about the authors life. I thought it would help with better understanding of HOW toPublished 8 months ago by Angela
A great mozaic book full of pictures and info ya gonna love it !!!Published 8 months ago by Jill K.
I was a bit disappointed, it mostly is about the history of mosaics. I expected something different.Published 9 months ago by Di