The New Beadwork Moss, Kathlyn; Scherer, Alice, 1992, Published by New York, NY, Harry N. Abrams Inc. Hardcover with dust jacket.
Beadwork, the last of the traditional crafts to be discovered by fine artists, has undergone a revolution in the past two decades. Creative men and women, interested in the medium's unique qualities of color, light reflection, refraction, and texture, are exploring its rich possibilities for delicate detail and spectacular pattern. Dozens of full-color photos taken especially for this book illustrate clothing, wall hangings, jewelry, game boards, vessels, and more.
The New Beadwork, states the foreword, is about "Transformation and change, about painting, sculpting, weaving, layering, and building with beads. " Packed with lovely full-color photographs, the volume presents the exquisite works of nearly 100 supremely talented bead artists. There are pieces of very elaborate jewelry as well as vessels, purses, decorative accessories, wall hangings, and sculptures. You won't find any how-to projects, just dozens and dozens of gorgeous beaded artworks that are a delight to look at and that may serve as a source of inspiration.
REVIEW "Extreme Eye-Candy for Beadwork Lovers! D. K. Atkinson (Southern Illinois USA) -\nThis book is for one thing only - inspiration! But what inspiration! I'm an actually on my second copy of this book as my first became so worn from my paging and drooling. \nThe pieces are shown alphabetically by artisan with a two line biography, then a brief desciption of the piece and a listing of techniques used - I love the fact that the dimensions are given with each piece! There is also included an artisan's statement giving you insight into how the artisan sees his/her work.This was originally published in 1992 some of the resources are out of date but a web search will remedy that. Also, don't buy this book for instructions on how to do the beadwork, this is strictly eye-candy and how sweet it is! This is the book I pull from my shelf often to remind me of how much I love this medium, how far I have to go in my explorations, and how much fun getting there will be! Sadly this book is out of print, but if you are a serious beadworker or someone who wants to see the best that beadwork can be - spend the time and money to get a copy of this treasure.".