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Arts & Crafts Era Concrete Projects

Arts & Crafts Era Concrete Projects

Pedro J. Lemos and Reta A. Lemos

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This reprint of an important work details the authors’ groundbreaking work in Arts & Crafts era projects created with concrete. Projects include majolica and mosaic tiles, bowls and vases, flower boxes and garden pottery, and architectural applications. Techniques covered include the creation of plaster molds, surface finishes, and slip painting as well as recipes for cement mixes, color applications, and the simple tools needed to get started. The processes are so basic, and the materials so widely available, that the authors even suggest projects for school children. Moreover they offer design tips that are perfect for anyone hoping to recreate Arts & Crafts era accents for their home.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 150 | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764328336 | Binding: hard cover

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Pedro Joseph Lemos was active in the school arts movement as a writer and artist from the 1920s until the 1940s. He was longstanding editor of the School Arts magazines, and also known for his paintings and wood-block prints. His work is highly sought, and a collection of his paintings reside at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.