David Middleton and Alan Townsend

[IMAGE] THE MARQUETRY TECHNIQUES incorporates all the traditional ideas and practices of an exciting and challenging craft as well as all the current thinking, to bring you this state-of-the-art publication. The book includes work for all levels of expertise - right from the beginner through to the experienced. It explains about the veneers to use, the choice of colours and grain patterns; how to create a Marquetry picture from kit form, and how to make up designs using your own ideas and more advanced and innovative methods.

Included are chapters covering perspective, shadows, reflections, art design and appreciation to help you produce 'works of art'. On the more practical side there is information on adhesives, presses, fret cutting, hand cutting, jigs to make, parquetry geometry, colour use and balance, finishing, framing - in fact all you are likely to need for successful Marquetry work.

The addition of a photographic gallery of prizewinning marquetarians' work in colour and black and white, completes this excellent manual.

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