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Sculpture in plastics

Author: Nicholas Roukes
Publisher: New York : Watson-Guptill Publications ; London : Pitman Pub., 1972, ©1968.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The interaction between art and technology has been mos dramatic in the development of plastics and in their use by leading contemporary sculptors. As soon as new plastics appear, sculptors are there to create innovative and dazzling sculptures in plastics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Roukes
ISBN: 0273252054 9780273252054 0823047008 9780823047000
OCLC Number: 15770598
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 175 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: PART 1. Polyester. Polyester : materials and methods --
Casting a head with polyester resin --
Casting a figure with polyester-metal --
Making a mobile of reinforced polyester --
Fiberglass lay-up for sculpture --
PART 2. Acrylic sheet. Acrylic : materials and methods --
Making a sculpture from acrylic sheet --
Bas-relief construction --
Vacuum forming from a life cast --
Thermo-forming --
Liquid kinetic sculpture --
PART 3. Plastic foams. Plastic foams : materials and methods --
Casting an architectural wall from a cellular plastic mold --
Polyurethane sculpture --
PART 4. Flexible plastic. Flexible plastic : materials and methods --
Vinyl wall hanging --
Cocoon sculpture --
Bas-relief from stretch fabric --
Inflatable art --
Color plates --
PART 5. Technical notes. Dyes and pigments --
Molds and releases.
Responsibility: by Nicholas Roukes.

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The interaction between art and technology has been mos dramatic in the development of plastics and in their use by leading contemporary sculptors. As soon as new plastics appear, sculptors are there to create innovative and dazzling sculptures in plastics.

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