{Free eBook} Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection Author Heike Zech – Andy-palmer.co.uk

Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection From a distance, micromosaics appear like paintings it is only on closer inspection that the intricate patterns of tesserae the tiny pieces of stone, tile, or glass used to create the mosaic become apparent Some of the most virtuosic examples of this art appear in the Victoria and Albert Museums Gilbert Collection Sir Arthur Gilbert was credited with coining the term micromosaics and this superlative collection includes pieces ranging from portraits to table tops Illustrated with stunning photography, this new book explores the technical aspects of making micromosaics as well as the cultural atmosphere in which such pieces first flourished during the late th century Author Heike Zech traces their evolution through the th century until the technique virtually vanished in the early s

  • Hardcover
  • Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection
  • Heike Zech
  • English
  • 27 February 2019
  • 1851779701

About the Author: Heike Zech

Heike Zech is former curator of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

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