Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Hidden and the Revealed, The Book

I have received interesting news via email the other day. 

The written world of mosaic is now richer due a new book release by famous mosaicist Lilian Broca.

The book begins with Vancouver artist Broca’s own lively description of her emigration from war-torn Romania to Israel and ultimately to Canada. She goes on to reveal what led her to tell the story of Esther in the medium of mosaics, describing as well the meticulous process involved in using ancient artistic techniques with a contemporary sensibility. The book is rounded out with the full text of Esther in handsomely calligraphed Hebrew alongside an English translation.

As Broca writes, “I trust that this series, the final segment that completes a circle in my life’s artistic creation, would please the old Byzantine masters. And in doing so, I also hope my mosaics have brought new light to the fascinating, multifaceted story of Esther.”

The Hidden and the Revealed:
The Queen Esther Mosaics of Lilian Broca

Lilian Broca, Sheila Campbell, Yosef Wosk
Published by Gefen Publishing House Ltd., Israel and New York
November 1, 2011
ISBN: 9789652295606
$35, hardcover
Available in bookstores and from Amazon

Read Lilian's Mosaicology interview HERE (διαθέσιμη και στα ελληνικά).


  1. Rich rich work she makes is so striking. I really admire her vision. Hope you are well!

  2. Sounds like an interesting read, I can see you spending many hours with this book :) Happy week!


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