A Sculptor's Manual

A Sculptor's Manual

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

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Author: Bainbridge Copnall
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151779

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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



    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483151779

About the Author

Bainbridge Copnall

About the Editor

Fabio Barraclough

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