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Micromosaics

Micromosaics

Highlights from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection

by Heike Zech
Paperback
Publication Date: 03/12/2018
RRP  $27.75 $27.50

Expertly crafted from thousands of tiny and intricately arranged pieces, micromosaics appear at first glance to be miniature paintings.

Closer inspection reveals the extraordinary skill of the virtuoso makers, who were able to create exquisite images brimming with drama and atmosphere.

Focusing on 30 highlights from the V&A's superlative Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, which includes some of the finest examples of micromosaics made, this new book explores the technical aspects of micromosaic construction, its roots in antiquity, their incredible popularity in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, and their evolution through the nineteenth century until the technique virtually vanished in the early 1900s.

ISBN:
9781851779703
9781851779703
Category:
Antiques & collectables: pictures
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
03-12-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
V & A Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
144
Dimensions (mm):
173x173x18mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Heike Zech

Heike Zech is former curator of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection at the V&A.

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