A Sculptor's Manual - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080155777, 9781483151779

A Sculptor's Manual

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Painting, Sculpture and Fine Arts

Authors: Bainbridge Copnall
Editors: Fabio Barraclough
eBook ISBN: 9781483151779
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 278
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A Sculptor's Manual focuses on the methods involved in sculpture. The manual first outlines drawing as a medium by which artistic creativity can evolve. The text notes that mastery of this talent can enable artists to become more analytical in their appreciation of their fellow beings, as well as bring out the inventive faculties in them in many ways. The book also discusses direct carving and the use of cartoons and automatic tools in carving. The work done by the author at the Henry Florence Memorial Hall is noted. The varieties of stones that can be used as medium in carving are explained. The text also looks at the methods in moving heavy weights, traditional carving of relief, and wood carving. Modeling as a way to create fine pieces of sculpture is underscored. The book also discusses the methods involved in building a large bronze memorial and an enormous aluminum stag. Alternative methods of casting a large memorial are also elaborated. The text also puts emphasis on fiberglass sculpture, including materials and methods to be employed. The manual is a good reference for beginner and master sculptors.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface Acknowledgments 1 Drawing 2 Stone Carving 3 Moving Heavy Weights 4 Carving Slate 5 Architectural Sculpture 6 Wood Carving 7 Modeling 8 Modeling a Figure 9 Reliefs 10 Method of Building a Large Bronze Memorial 11 Enlarging and Pointing 12 The Building of a 20 ft Aluminum Stag 13 Lost-Wax Casting, or Cire-Perdue 14 Bronze Statue of the Venerable Nyuangyan Sayadaw 15 Alternative Method of Casting a Large Memorial 16 Fiberglass—First Experiments 17 Materials for Fiberglass Sculpture 18 Fiberglass Memorial for a Synagogue 19 Panel in Relief—Mosaic over Cement Fondu 20 Plaster Casting—Waste Moulding 21 Beaten Copper (Repoussé Work) 22 Recent Experiments in Casting 23 Coats-of-Arms, Badges, Emblems 24 Reinforced Concrete Balconies 25 10 ft "Christ" in Coal Dust 26 Large Glass Memorial to Sir Winston Churchill for Dudley, Worcestershire 27 Making a Medal or Coin Appendix A Welding, Brazing and Polishing Metals Appendix B Some Notes on Business Guidance for Sculptors Index


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About the Author

Bainbridge Copnall

About the Editor

Fabio Barraclough

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