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Living materials : a sculptor's handbook

Author: Oliver Andrews
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1988, 1983.
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"Every material has an active presence and every material is susceptible to change. The task of the sculptor is to understand the natural properties of a chosen material, to know in the process of creation how best to work with, or against, its characteristics. In this generously illustrated studio manual, sculptor Oliver Andrews takes a new approach to sculpture, focusing on how the innate assertiveness of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Andrews, Oliver.
Living materials.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1988, 1983
(OCoLC)742360394
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Andrews
ISBN: 0520064526 9780520064522
OCLC Number: 19259324
Description: xii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Living materials, living forms --
Clay --
Plaster building --
Mold-making and cold-casting --
Cement and concrete --
Stone carving --
Wood --
Plastics --
Metals --
Metal forming --
Welding --
Bronze casting by the lost-wax method --
Sand casting and shell casting --
New forms --
Planning a studio.
Responsibility: Oliver Andrews.

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"Every material has an active presence and every material is susceptible to change. The task of the sculptor is to understand the natural properties of a chosen material, to know in the process of creation how best to work with, or against, its characteristics. In this generously illustrated studio manual, sculptor Oliver Andrews takes a new approach to sculpture, focusing on how the innate assertiveness of materials affects the complex act of making a sculpture."--Amazon.

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"Concisely presents an impressive amount of information. Many photographs illustrate tools and procedures as well as examples of finished sculptures. . . Useful in universities, art schools, and Read more...

 
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