Length: 74 pages
Height: 12.5 x 9.0 x 0.2
Format: PB-1997-1st Owl Ed.
Shipment Weight: 2 lbs.
SOG: Very good, some minor exterior wear, but inside sound, good and tight
A photomosaic marries the art of photography with the science of powerful image-computing to produce original, expressive compositions that are not only unique but beautiful. the authors describe their techniques and inspirations in the text accompanying each mosaic. The real magic, however, lies in the hypnotic quality of the mosaics themselves, as they dissolve and recompose in the mind's eye, revealing their playful secrets and fusing into a complex and dynamic whole. "Photomosaics" contains thirty images that are themselves tiled together from other images. For example, Mathew Brady's haunting portrait of Abraham Lincoln is puzzled together from hundreds of civil War photographs--not only images of soldiers and generals, but also of Lincoln's soon-to-be assassin.
The photomosaics in this book are pieced together from thousands of tiny photographs. Held at arm's length, the pages seem to compose themselves, revealing the image of an Owl, or Darth Vader, or Marilyn Monroe. And held close up, they explode in a riot of color and movement and exquisite detail. Printed in six colors, featuring some of the world's greatest masterpieces of art and photography, this volume of photomosaics presents the true marriage of art and technology, of photography and computers, of beauty and science.