1. V&A Shop
  2. Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection

Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection

£10

Only 6 available

Free UK delivery on orders £35 + over

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 Museum’s 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 18th century. Author Heike Zech traces their evolution through the 19th century until the technique virtually vanished in the early 1900s.

Author/Artist/Designer

Heike Zech

Pages

144

Dimensions

17.46cm x 1.91cm x 17.46cm

ISBN

9781851779703

Product code

155371

DELIVERY

  • UK standard delivery £5 (FREE on orders £35 and over*)
  • Europe standard delivery £20
  • Rest of the world standard delivery £30

*UK only. Excludes custom prints. Does not apply to exhibition tickets, events, courses and Memberships.

Find out more about delivery.

RETURNS

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, most items are eligible for a full refund when returned within 28 days.
Find out more about returns and exceptions that apply.