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Carving The Human Figure

Author : Dick Onians
ISBN : 1861081790
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Five chapters deal with carving various parts of the body....Clay modeling is used to graphically demonstrate how bones, muscles and fat contribute to the outward shape. Emphasis is on carving with wood, but sculptors in stone and other media will find the information equally valuable.... Dozens of color photographs showing finished pieces and works in progress.”—Woodshop News.

Sculpting The Human Figure

Author : John W. Mills
ISBN : 1861268661
Genre : Art
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As inspiring as it is practical, this lavishly illustrated guide encourages students and collectors to understand the processes and techniques of figurative sculpting. Written by a distinguished sculptor, this beautifully illustrated guide to sculpting the human figure draws on pieces from the Renaissance in particular to explain the processes and techniques of contemporary work. Among the topics covered are: the basics of sculpture—the studio, tools, and materials; preparations—maquettes, drawings, and working models; modeling and carving the head; relief sculpture; modeling and carving the figure; molding and casting; and scaling up. John W. Mills, who was trained at the Royal College of Art, taught sculpture for nearly two decades. President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, he has had many major commissions for his work.

Sculpting The Female Face Figure In Wood

Author : Ian Norbury
ISBN : 1565237420
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Master woodcarver Ian Norbury shares his techniques for sculpting the female face and form in wood. Includes six step-by-step projects, in-depth anatomical drawings, and a photo gallery of finished work.

Modelling And Sculpting Animals

Author : Edouard Lanteri
ISBN : 0486250075
Genre : Art
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Republication of a 1911 work in which the author offers step-by-step instruction on the techniques of sculpting animals, discussing topics such as anatomy, motion, measurements, framing, tools, and plaster casting.

Fundamentals Of Figure Carving

Author : Ian Norbury
ISBN : 0854420592
Genre : Carving (Decorative arts)
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This detailed account of carving the male and female form concentrates on the anatomical structure of the body, with close-up details, cross sections, and specific coverage of difficult areas.

The Riddle Of The Pacific

Author : John Macmillan Brown
ISBN : 0932813291
Genre : Science
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Oxford scholar Brown's classic work on the lost civilizations of the Pacific, packed with rare turn-of-the-century illustrations.

Not Just A Pretty Face

Author : Molly Lee
ISBN : 9781889963853
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Now in a full-color second edition, Not Just a Pretty Face is an engaging exploration of the role of dolls and doll making in Alaska Native cultures. From ancient ivory carvings to the thriving tourist market, dolls and human figurines have played integral parts in the ritual, economic, and social lives of Native Alaskans. Dolls served as children’s playthings, represented absent community members at ceremonies, and predicted the movements of game animals for shamans. Not Just a Pretty Face surveys these and other uses of dolls and figurines, illustrating in beautiful color photographs the diversity of the doll-making tradition in Eskimo, Athabaskan, and Northwest Coast Native communities. Authors explore the ethnographic literature, twentieth-century oral histories, and photographic documentation of dolls and the doll-making process. Contemporary doll makers explain, in their own words, how they learned to make dolls and what doll making means to them. The second edition features a photo essay on Rosalie Paniyak of Chevak, one of the most influential doll makers in Alaska today. Not Just a Pretty Face provides a panoramic view of an ancient tradition and situates the art of doll making within a contemporary context. Scholarly, yet accessible, Not Just a Pretty Face is a lively contribution to the literature on dolls, anthropology, and Native studies.

Catalogue Raisonn Of The Alaska Commercial Company Collection Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum Of Anthropology

Author : Berkeley Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology
ISBN : 0520097831
Genre : Art
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This book documents, with photographs and complete descriptions, the more than 2,200 Native Alaskan (Eskimo, Aleut, Northwest Coast, and Athapaskan) objects originally collected by the Alaska Commercial Company and donated to the University of California in 1897. Introducing the catalogue are essays on the historical background and cultural context and significance of the collection. Also included are indexes of personal and geographical names and a concordance.

Figure Carving In Wood

Author : Sara Wilkinson
ISBN : 1861083904
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This is the ideal introduction to figure carving, both human and animal, if you are familiar with the basics of woodcarving and wish to make confident progress in producing your own original work. Every stage of the creative process is explained and clearly illustrated making this a thoroughly practical book, as well as a source of inspiration.

Piedras Negras Archaeology 1931 1939

Author : Linton Satterthwaite
ISBN : 1931707758
Genre : Social Science
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Situated on the banks of the Usumacinta River in northwestern Guatemala, Piedras Negras is an important Maya site known for its carved monuments and panels. Between 1931 and 1938 the University Museum conducted research at Piedras Negras, excavating the site core, producing an excellent site map, and documenting architectural developments to an unprecedented standard. Project member Tatiana Proskouriakoff revolutionized Maya historiography with her architectural reconstructions and visionary synthesis of the position and dating of texts and monuments at the site. Innovative excavation methods included test pitting, probing in more modest structures, and the identification of new building types such as sweat baths. More importantly, the Piedras Negras project developed the logistical and methodological criteria that are now standard in the field. Fewer than a dozen copies of the preliminary papers were issued between 1933 and 1936; the later descriptive and interpretive essays of the architecture series have likewise become rare. Piedras Negras Archaeology, 1931-1939 reintroduces to the scholarly community and public these pioneering works, meticulously scanned and edited from the fragile originals, with all the maps, tables, line art, and photographs from the initial reports, and an interpretive essay and index for modern readers. University Museum Monograph, 122

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