Sculpture in Stone

Sculpture in Stone

Book - 2001 | 1st ed. for the U.S.
Rate this:
Art teachers, students, and ambitious amateurs all will value this copiously illustrated volume. It presents both a general overview of sculpture and a practical guide to working in stone. All important stone-working equipment and tools are shown, from compass and calipers to chisels, mallets, saws, sanders, and drills. Examples of finished pieces are shown from all over the world, and cover many historical eras, including statues and relief carvings from ancient Egypt and the Orient, marble masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance, and abstract figures from the modern era. Different types of stone are shown and described, including alabaster, most often used in small-scale pieces, as well as sandstone, granite, and marble. Practical instruction includes methods of measuring and copying in stone from a clay model. Step-by-step photo essays show several different contemporary works in progress, starting with a rough stone slab and progressing to completion and installation of a finished sculpture. Examples range in scale from small figurines to public monuments. Hundreds of full-color photos show the artist's studio, the processes of stone working, and magnificent examples of world famous artworks in stone. Other informative features include a six-page glossary of stone-working terms and a brief bibliography. Here is a fine reference volume for artists and craftsmen--but also a book for the personal library of every general reader who has an interest in sculpture and the fine arts.
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed. for the U.S.
ISBN: 9780764154249
0764154249
Branch Call Number: 731.463 CAMI
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Santamera

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at Sno-Isle Libraries.

Try searching for Sculpture in Stone to see if Sno-Isle Libraries owns related versions of the work.


Suggest for Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top