An exclusive insight into the work and specialist skills of 12 premier contemporary mosaic artists Each chapter in this inspiring look at contemporary mosaic art is written by a different artist and gives their unique story, including their inspirations and influences, and how they design, create, and install their mosaics. Color photos throughout the book showcase the artists' past and present commissions. Whether you work in stone, glass, or ceramic, and are figurative or abstract in expression, this magnificent volume, which explores the work of the best artists in the business, is a must for anyone with an interest in this incredible art form. Featured in the book are Emma Biggs, Paul Bull, Trevor Caley, Martin Cheek, Gary Drostle, Elaine Goodwin, Maggie Howath, Tessa Hunkin, Jo Letchworth, Jane Muir, and Norma Vondee.
As read on BBC Radio 4 Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography for A Strange Eventful History and winner of the Lifetime Services to Biography Award. Michael Holroyd is one of the finest biographers of our time yet he was never interested in exploring his own family's history until the death of his parents in the 1980s. Then, faced with a sudden vacuum, he felt a desire to fill it with the stories of their lives. Basil Street Blues, the first of his volumes of memoir, is part detective story, part family memoir and part an oblique voyage of self-discovery which is both startlingly comic and profoundly moving. In his follow-up volume, Mosaic, he delves deeper into his family history. Witty, touching and wry, Mosaic shows the strange interconnectedness of our lives, and how other people's stories, however eccentric or extreme, echo our own dreams and experiences. These two volumes - published together for the first time here - form an extraordinary piece of writing, and an enthralling lesson in identity and perspective for both author and reader.
The essence of walking by faith should encompass all phases of life - a lesson that even the disciples had to learn! In this book, Dr. Seavers, looks at eleven recorded events in the Gospels that Jesus used to mold and mature the disciples to be men of faith. Each chapter examines one of these eleven events and looks at the relationship between that event and preceding events. As a statistician and expert in patters in data, Seaver connects the events as well as Jesus methods and timing in a unique and insightful way. This in depth look at faith as revealed in the Gospels will help you evaluate and grow your own faith journey. This book includes study questions and thoughtful reflections for individuals or groups.
The twentieth century – with its unprecedented advances in technology and scientific understanding – saw the birth of a distinctively new and 'modern' age. Henri Bergson stood as one of the most important philosophical voices of that tumultuous time. An intellectual celebrity in his own life time, his work was widely discussed by such thinkers as William James, Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, as well as having a profound influence on modernist writers such as Wallace Stevens, Willa Cather and Wyndham Lewis and later thinkers, most notably Gilles Deleuze. Key Writings brings together Bergson's most essential writings in a single volume, including crucial passages from such major work as Time and Free Will, Matter and Memory, Creative Evolution, Mind-Energy, The Creative Mind, The Two Sources of Morality and Religion and Laughter. The book also includes Bergson's correspondences with William James and a chronology of his life and work.
Mosaic artist Martin Cheek provides a practical “mental tool kit” to assist the reader in making fused glass mosaics. Growing out of 5-day master glass, this book begins by exploring creative influences and the development of a design and continues through the execution, with an in-depth exploration of the uses of color and texture in glass mosaic art. Illustrated with more than 300 color images and driven by an engaging text, each chapter offers techniques and examples, and concludes with a challenge designed to expand the reader's artistic and practical abilities, like making a subtle mosaic using analogous colors or making a piece inspired by a favorite artist, and learning the techniques for using a glass fusing kiln. While written for seasoned mosaicist, there is something for glass artisans at all skill levels. A gallery of the author's works provides ideas for the reader's own creations.
Excerpt from a review in the "Mathematics Teacher." A Mathematical Mosaic is a collection of wonderful topics from nmber theory through combinatorics to game theory, presented in a fashion that seventh- and eighth- grade students can handle yet high school students will find challenging." John Cocharo, Saint Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX
52 local districts of comprehensive historical and cultural heritage are considered. They were pointed out for the first time in scientific practice on the basis of analysis of peculiarities of natural and landscape environment, system of settlements, communications, development of settlements, traditional material and spiritual culture of all regions of the republic. The maps of local historical and cultural territories are provided. The prospective tourist routes (land, water, etc.) are proposed in the described local districts of comprehensive historical and cultural heritage on the basis of the existing natural components, preserved monuments and relics of architecture, history, national art of building, ethnography, and museums in operation. Offers and recommendations how to preserve and use the objects of historical and cultural heritage of small towns and historical rural settlements of Belarus are provided.Names of places on skeleton maps have been made in accordance with International cartographic rules and they could be different from corresponding ones in the text.