A joy to read, as well as a constant reference library Thoroughly inspiring WorkbenchThe republication of this highly valuable text by Edouard Lanteri, a renowned teacher, sculptor, and intimate friend of Rodin Rodin called him my dear master, my dear friend , makes it possible for serious students to gain the requisite skills needed for figurative sculpture and to bridge the gap between artistic concept and figurative realization.Modelling and Sculpting Animals, together with its companion piece Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure, is the classic treatise on the techniques of figurative sculpture Representing at least three thousand years of studio lore, this readily understandable, authoritative guide is a goldmine of technical information, easily comprising a four year sculpture curriculum unavailable elsewhere.In this reasonably priced volume, devoted almost entirely to the modelling of animals, Lanteri offers thorough step by step instruction for the figurative sculptor Beginning with a description of the historical symbolism of animals in different cultures, the author then proceeds to give meticulous anatomy for the horse, lion, and bull Rules of motion, measurements of construction, erecting the framework, tools, materials, and other pertinent aspects of animal sculpture are covered in detail The final section presents a comprehensive exposition of the methods of casting in plaster, including how to mix the plaster, applying successive layers and irons, opening the mold, soaping and oiling, chipping off the mold, and special precautions A profusion of illustrations over 200 photographs, drawings, and diagrams clearly demonstrate every principle and method the author describes 64 full page photographic plates, 139 drawings and diagrams....
|Title||:||Modelling and Sculpting Animals (Dover Art Instruction)|
|Publisher||:||Dover Publications First Thus edition September 1, 1985|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||690 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Modelling and Sculpting Animals (Dover Art Instruction) Reviews
Ostensibly about sculpting life-sized animals, but also contains sections on enlarging from maquette to full-sized sculpture via pointing, and on making plaster waste-molds and plaster casts of your sculptures. Some good anatomical reference for the three animals covered (horse, lion, and bull), lots of golden tips from a successful sculptor of the Academic tradition, and much of interest to anyone interested in historical sculpture techniques. Some of the recommended materials may be hard to obtain these days (lead tubing, black soap, Brunswick black), but a little research can identify modern equivalents for anyone wanting to use Lanteri's methods exactly.
Unfortunately too technical for me.
This book, like Lanteri's other work, offers a depth of instruction and insight that is unmatched in sculpture books. In this volume, Lanteri's genius is focused on the subject of wildlife, and I am certain that you will not find better instruction on this subject for any medium than you will in this book.
For those of us who really need help with getting the relative proportions of animals right, this is the best yet. Unfortunately, the selection of animals is somewhat limited, but if it fits your needs, there is none better.
This book presents an interesting dichotomy: on the one hand it is a seminal publication on sculpting and animal anatomy, on the other is is hopelessly out of date rendering some of the information within of questionable value.
This book gives a lot of form to our four-legged animals by showing musculature and how to apply that to the sculpture. Also reviews how they set up the armature for the sculpting and describes the use of "life" in the action. Wonderful reference for the lion, horse, bull, etc.
If you wanted a more in depth book, that even addresses how to fire with sculpting clay it is not worth it. If you wanted info or inspiration on free hand sculpting this is not the book.l It uses forms for every thing