Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Micromosaics

Micromosaics (Hardback)

£39.50
Currently unavailable to order online.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

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.

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.

More books by Jeanette Hanisee Gabriel

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Architecture and Politics in...
(Hardback)
Penelope J. E. Davies
 
 
£44.99
 
Artists and Signatures in Ancient Greece
(Paperback)
Jeffrey M. Hurwit
 
 
£18.99
 

Currently out of stock

Aesthetic Experiences and Classical...
(Hardback)
Jonas Grethlein
 
 
£75.00
 
The Tyrant-Slayers of Ancient Athens:...
(Hardback)
Vincent Azoulay; Paul Cartledge; ...
 
 
£22.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Foreign Languages Part One
08/12/2017

Our knowledgeable and fabulous Languages Department have put together a great selection of books, to help share the magic of reading in every language. First up we have books in Italian, Portugese and Swedish.

Crime, Responsibility and Morality: The Impact of Siberian Exile on Fyodor Dostoevsky
08/12/2017

Daniel describes how Siberian exile was the great writer Fyodor Dostoevsky’s foundational experience as an author and thinker.

#FoylesFive: Classical Languages
07/12/2017

The team from our Languages Department pick a selection of titles on language and its historical and contemporary importance.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd