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March 04, 2011

"The Master Techniques of Marquetry" (video review)


Writing Table [detail], Jean-François Oeben, ca. 1761-1763
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The Master Techniques of Marquetry
By Silas Kopf

This how-to video also covers the history of marquetry and the various techniques employed in its creation and design. In his studio, Kopf first explains the difference between inlay and marquetry with their various advantages and disadvantages. He then displays the making of Parquetry, Boulle, Chevalet, and Piquage, explaining the differences in technique and the technological innovations that brought them about. With patterns ranging from simple checkerboards to elaborate pictures Kopf demonstrates the processes step by step, including the materials and tools he uses in the work. At the end of the video is a gallery displaying many of this artist's accomplished works.


This video is among the many available to borrow from Imageworks in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library. Search for videos in Mirlyn or in our video database.

Posted by rmassare at March 4, 2011 12:00 PM

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