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Figure Sculpture in Wax and Plaster

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Figure Sculpture in Wax and Plaster Cover

 

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Publisher Comments:

In this splendidly detailed, generously illustrated text, the well-known American sculptor Richard McDermott Miller introduces the art of modeling the human figure in two media known for their liveliness and spontaneity. Recognizing the needs of the beginner as well as the interests of the professional artist, the book masterfully puts you quickly in possession of the basic procedures you'll need to get started, provides specific details on materials and tools, and launches you into actual projects specifically designed to teach you sculptural skills.

The book first analyzes the human figure and describes the way the sculptor translates the figure into the modeled form: finding a personal style; working from photographs or memory; working from life; and capturing gesture, proportion and anatomy.

Mr. Miller then describes, step by step, how to work with wax, how to sketch a small figure in wax, how to model the figure on a wax armature, and the process of hollow wax modeling. He follows the same procedure as he introduces working with plaster, from mixing it to modeling a hollow torso.

Many other important topics, from mold-making techniques to working with models to finding out where and how to buy materials and tools, are presented. Throughout, Mr. Miller emphasizes the practice, rather than the theory of sculpture, emphasizing that, apart from the artist's need for personal expression, sculpture is a physical task involving the manipulation of materials. His concentration on the sculptor's working problems makes this an unusually useful and valuable guide to sculpting the human figure.

Dover (1987) unabridged, slightly updated republication of the edition originally published by Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1971.

Synopsis:

Step-by-step guide to materials and tools, modeling in wax and plaster, hollow wax modeling, plaster molds, and much more. Introduction. "Like having a personal tutor." — Enchantment. 281 photographs.

Synopsis:

Step-by-step guide to materials and tools, modeling in wax and plaster, hollow wax modeling, plaster molds, and much more. Introduction. "Like having a personal tutor." — Enchantment. 281 photographs.

Table of Contents

  FOREWORD

  INTRODUCTION

1 THE FIGURE

2 CONCEPTUAL TOOLS

3 WORKING WITH WAX

4 SKETCHING A SMALL FIGURE IN WAX

5 MODELING ON A WAX ARMATURE

6 HOLLOW WAX MODELING

7 WORKING WITH PLASTER

8 GETTING THE FEEL OF PLASTER

9 MODELING THE FIGURE DIRECTLY IN PLASTER

10 CASTING WAX FROM PLASTER MOLDS

11 MAKING PLASTER MOLDS FROM ORIGINAL WAX SCULPTURES

  APPENDIX

  INDEX

  PHOTO CREDITS

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486253541
Editor:
Miller, Richard M.
Author:
Miller, Gloria Bley
Editor:
Miller, Richard M.
Author:
Miller, Richard M.
Author:
Art Instruction
Author:
Miller, Gloria B.
Author:
Miller, Richard
Author:
Miller, Gloria Bley
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Basic techniques
Subject:
Technique
Subject:
Sculpture
Subject:
Models
Subject:
Plaster
Subject:
Wax modeling.
Subject:
Plaster sculpture.
Subject:
Figure sculpture.
Subject:
Wax-modeling -- Technique.
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Sculpture & Installation
Subject:
Figure sculpture -- Technique.
Subject:
Plaster sculpture -- Technique.
Subject:
Art - Sculpture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
no. 6
Publication Date:
19870631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1 lb

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Step-by-step guide to materials and tools, modeling in wax and plaster, hollow wax modeling, plaster molds, and much more. Introduction. "Like having a personal tutor." — Enchantment. 281 photographs.

"Synopsis" by ,
Step-by-step guide to materials and tools, modeling in wax and plaster, hollow wax modeling, plaster molds, and much more. Introduction. "Like having a personal tutor." — Enchantment. 281 photographs.

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