Sculpting in Stone

Sculpting in Stone

Book - 2007
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Part of the new 'Basics of Sculpture' series. Carving in Stone aims to give the beginner a thorough grounding and knowledge of this ancient craft. It introduces the novice to the basics, looking at the various types of rock (everything from sandstone to marble) and their suitability for specific projects, examining the specific tools needed, their purpose and uses, and discusses creating a safe and suitable environment to work in. The projects are well illustrated and each one introduces specific skills, such as using tools correctly, texturing the surface, drawing the outline of the sculpture, gauging the depth of the relief to be carved, carving letters, or how to cut away large volumes of stone.

The projects cover how to carve an inscription, and a Celtic knot and then work up to 3D forms both formal and freehand. It also covers the use of adhesives with stone and how to carry out small repairs. This book is the complete guide to getting started in stone carving.
Publisher: London : 2007
ISBN: 9780713676587
Branch Call Number: ANF 736.5 VALE
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill. ; 28 cm

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