The art of mosaics is of ancient origin, enjoying its first great period during the Roman Empire and its second in 18th- and 19th-century Rome. Affluent tourists provided the ideal market for views of Rome and images from ancient history and mythology, painstakingly worked in tesserae - a technique known as "micromosaics". The range of objects was enormous - from jewellery and snuffboxes to large pictures and tabletops. All of these forms and subjects are represented in the Gilbert Collection. This volume examines the collection through colour illustrations and detailed descriptions and commentaries. Research into the workshops and business practices of two significant Roman mosaicists derived from the archives of the Vatican Mosaic workshops is detailed in an essay by Massimo Alfieri, while Judy Rudoe explores the techniques and materials of small-scale Roman micromosaic objects.About the Author:
Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel became Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts in charge of the Gilbert Collection of Mosaics at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1988. After leaving the museum she became curator of the Gilbert Collection in 1994, working privately for Arthur Gilbert, who in 1996 announced he was donating his collection to Britain.
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Descripción Philip Wilson Publishers, 2000. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st. New, first edition hardback, 2000, still in its unopened shrink-wrap. Nº de ref. de la librería 160281
Descripción Philip Wilson Publishers, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0856675113