The ancient and wonderful art of direct stone sculpture is brought to life in this comprehensive new book by the noted sculptor, Milt Liebson After a brief, informative historical overview of stone sculpture, he leads the reader through the hands on experience of sculpting in stone This is an invaluable book for artists and would be artists in stone The types of stone used in sculpture are covered, as well as the basic tools for hand sculpting and the techniques for their use For the advanced sculptor there is detailed information on power tools and their use, the methods of lamination and repair, the business side of stone sculpture, and other helpful information gleaned from years of experience Detailed photographs take readers from rough stone to the polished and mounted piece Already a standard reference, Direct Stone Sculpture now includes 47 new pictures, updated stone working techniques, and a gallery of students work....
|Title||:||Direct Stone Sculpture (Schiffer Art Books)|
|Number of Pages||:||362 Pages|
|File Size||:||690 KB|
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Direct Stone Sculpture (Schiffer Art Books) Reviews
The author understands the medium of stone well and brings the techniques to life in a way that one can visualize, reproduce and gain the desired skills. The photo illustration works well with the material. However, I rated this book as three stars instead of five because of the publishers formatting (or lack there of.) Photo groups, necessary for following along were not labeled and quite often out of order visually or even on the wrong page. It was a distraction that could have easily been fixed if it had been proof read and/or laid out a little more carefully. Also, all of the photos in the book are black and white. Normally this is not a problem, but to see some of the detail and processes described, a color section may have been warranted.
The valuable part of this book is the step-by-step instruction in carving and finishing. It is detailed and easy to follow. The discussion of tools is also good, going into specifics that are hard to find elsewhere. Liebson also writes reasonably well and organizes his book cleanly.
After spending the better part of my life as a wood carver, I finally got brave enough to carve stone. When an individual is self taught they can buy a lot of books, which I did as a wood worker. Wound up with a regular library. After some research I had a pretty ideal what questions and I had a lot of them, I needed answered. For instance what tools did what, hand tools, pneumatic and electric, the many different stones you can carve and even how to mound your finished work on a base, were all in Milt Liebson's, Direct Stone Sculpture. It was an easy 5 stars.
Outstanding book, the author approaches sculpting from a business point of view, and shares his vast experience and expertise with the reader. The book covers everything from the basic tools required to get started, to advanced sculpting techniques. I will refer to this book often as I begin my stone sculpting career.
Great seller service. Excellent book. Good info, usually lacking in other books in terms of detail. Helluva deal.
very informative for a newbie
I'm a beginner and found this book to be very helpful.