|Rating||:||4.34 (703 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||112 Pages|
The first comprehensive description of an old Moroccan plaster technique that creates unique, sensual, natural effects. A truly remarkable material and technique, tadelakt is a traditional plaster that offers versatile design possibilities and an exquisite surface finish. This book offers a step-by-step approach to the technique, as well as a close look at its roots and the cultural traditions associated with it. 78 color photos
Michael Johannes Ochs is a master painter. . He lives in Stuttgart, Germany
Earthwhile Being said nice for coffee table, light on content for serious readers though. This book has loads of lovely arty colour photos, great for the coffee table but is light in content. The typeset layout has the text column taking only one third of the page width, and the entire text would fit into an essay of less than ten pages (by my guesstimation).There is a nice intro that sets tadelakt into the context of Morroccan culture which is well written. The chapter on . A top pick for serious architecture and crafts libraries alike Midwest Book Review TADELAKT: AN OLD MOROCCAN PLASTER TECHNIQUE NEWLY DISCOVERED is a top pick for serious architecture and crafts libraries alike, offering a survey of an ancient Moroccan plaster technique. Michael Johannes Ochs is an expert in the technique, and here describes its history, uses, and how to use the plastering technique in all kinds of settings. Color photos abound and offer ample illustr. Great intro to Tadelakt Like another reviewer, I would say this book is nicely decorated and heavy on pictures. Perhaps a little light on content, but I think it serves its purpose well enough; it gives a good description of the history, culture in which it developed, chemistry and application. The bulk of knowledge beyond that, from what I gather, is something best found by practice and experimentation.
(Artisphere)The book Tadelakt is an excellent resource for discovering this old art. The book also has a great introduction to the Moroccan culture that surrounds the wall plaster, showing they are deeply connected. (Eco Brooklyn) . Michael Johannes Ochs…gives more than ample explanation of the steps involved, including diagrams of chemical changes; he likewise includes practical information about the process today….a handsome little book. (Interior Design)Well written…cludes m