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Materials and Methods of Sculpture

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"Promises to become a standard reference book." — The Art Digest. Exhaustive, profusely illustrated guide to all of the technical aspects of sculpting in stone, metal, wood, and other materials. The author expertly covers casting, surface treatment, exotic materials such as amber, coal, and even butter! Much more. 281 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Exhaustive, profusely illustrated guide to technical aspects of sculpting in stone, metal, wood, and other materials. Tools, techniques, modelling, casting, firing, and much more. 281 illustrations.

Table of Contents

1. THE ANATOMY OF SCULPTURE

    A Definition of Sculpture

    Materials of Sculpture

    Forms of Sculpture

    The Subject Matter of Sculpture

    Technique

    The Studio

2. THE PLASTIC EARTHS

    Terra Cotta

    Preparation of Natural Earth-Clays

    Modeling with the Plastic Earths

    Casting with the Plastic Earths

    Firing

    Color in Ceramic Sculpture

3. PLASTIC WAX

    Modeling Wax

    Carving Wax

    Composition Clay

4. PLASTER OF PARIS

    Historical

    Chemical and Physical Nature

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Plaster of Paris

    Mixing Plaster

    Phenomenon of Setting

    Hardening and Strengthening Plaster Casts

    Porosity of Casts

    Surface Treatment of Plaster

    Coloring of Plaster

    Soluble Plaster Negatives

    Use as a Mold Material for the Castling of Nonferrous Metals

    Tesso Duro

    Carving Plaster

    Modeling with Plaster

    Storing Plaster

5. CASTING

    Negative Molds

    Agar

    Gelatine or Glue Molds

    Korogel

    Plaster of Paris

    Rubber Molds

    Sulphur Negative Molds

    Wax Molds

6. METAL

    Sculptural Use of Metals

    Physical Characteristics of Metal

    Alloys

    Alluminum

    Antimony

    Brass

    Bronze

    Copper

    Gold

    Iron

    Lead

    Nickel

    Palladium

    Pewter

    Platinum

    Silver

    Steel

    Tin

    Wood's Metal

    Zinc

7. SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALS

    Bidri

    Bronzing

    Damascening

    Electroplating

    Etching

    Inlaying

    Niello

    The Patination of Metals

    Cleaning Bronze or Brass

    Polishing Metal

    Lacquering Metal

8. STONE

    Origins

    Granite

    Limestone

    Sandstone

    Marble

    Boulders

    Miscellaneous Igneous

    Miscellaneous Sedimentary

    Miscellaneous Metamorphic

    Miscellaneous Minerals

    Porosity and Outdoor Exposure

    The Weathering and Preservation of Stone

    The Durability of Marble on Outdoor Exposure

    The Durability of Igneous Stones on Outdoor Exposure

9. SCULPTURE IN STONE

    Tools and Equipment

    Methods of Approach to Stone Carving

    The Carving and Treatment of Stone

10. WOOD

    Nature of Wood

    Varieties of Wood

    Weight

    Sculpture in Wood

    Seasoning

    Wood Shrinkage Factors

    Preservation

    Finishes

    Staining

    Imitation of Graining

11. OTHER SCULPTURAL MATERIALS

    Amber

    Brick

    Butter

    Coal

    Concrete

    Glass

    Horn and Bone

    Ice and Snow

    Ivory

    Lacquer

    Lime Mortar

    Oxychloride or Magnesite Cements

    Oxysulphate Cements

    Papier Mâché

    Plastics

    Soap

    Terrazzo

  APPENDIX

    Scale of Hardness

    Hydrometry

    Melting Points of Metals and Alloys

    Specific Gravity

    Temperature Conversion Factors

    Temperature Equivalents of Cones

    Millimeters into Inches

    Conversion of Specific Gravity into Ounces and Grams

  BIBLIOGRAPHY

  GLOSSARY

  INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486257426
Author:
Rich, Jack C.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Rich, Jack C.
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Artists' materials
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Sculpture & Installation
Subject:
Sculpture -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
[no. 80]
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.5 in 1.61 pd

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