- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (December 14, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393732959
- ISBN-13: 978-0393732955
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.3 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,346,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tadelakt Paperback – December 14, 2009
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About the Author
Michael Johannes Ochs is a master painter. He lives in Stuttgart, Germany.
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The two star reviewer on this book is disappointed that it does not have actual recipes for making your own Tadelakt at home. They are correct, it does not. Same as books on painting generally do not have recipes for how to make paint. As long as you are not trying to learn how to make Tadelakt from scratch but just want to know what it is, how to apply it, learn about the chemistry, the history, the modern context of Tadelakt, and see some great photos of installations, this is an excellent book.
There is a nice intro that sets tadelakt into the context of Morroccan culture which is well written. The chapter on the composition and processes of making tadelakt is very superficial, and the discussion of the finishing using black soap is incomplete. I was hoping to learn how the soap is made and of what, and in particular what substitutes might be possible.
I bought this book hoping to get enough information to make and use tadelakt without needing to buy imported product from the other end of the world (quite literally). In this regard I am left wanting as it is not primarily an instructional but more so a descriptive book. To be fair though the price isn't too high for what it is.
The book might suit you though, if you don't have my expectations and it's a "nice" little introductory text (at best an 'article') on the subject.
Some better marketing information re content of the book would go a long way for ensuring buyers didn't have unrealistic expectations.