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From Clay to Bronze A Studio Guide to Figurative Sculpture

ISBN-10: 0823006387
ISBN-13: 9780823006380
Edition: 1999
Authors: Tuck Langland
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Description: Tuck Langland describes the creation of a large, realistic bronze figure, from initial studies, through the processes of enlarging, modelling, molding and casting, to finishing. Tips on maintaining & restoring bronze sculptures are also included.

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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Tuck Langland describes the creation of a large, realistic bronze figure, from initial studies, through the processes of enlarging, modelling, molding and casting, to finishing. Tips on maintaining & restoring bronze sculptures are also included.

Tuck Langland, professor of sculpture at Indiana University, has exhibited widely and earned numerous awards and commissions for his work on five continents. He lives in Granger, Indiana.

Preface
Introduction: A Brief History of Bronze Casting
Getting Started
A Place to Work
Equipment and Supplies
Knowledge
The Process
Materials for Modeling
Water Clay
Oil Clay
Self-hardening Clay
Wax
Armatures
Sculpting without Armatures
Armatures
Modeling the Head
The Model
Beginning
Three Methods of Working
Modeling the Head from Photographs
Modeling a Relief Portrait
Modeling the Figure
Studying the Figure
From Theory to Practice
Enlarging
Foundry Enlarging
Enlarging on Your Own
Alternatives to Casting
Firing Clay
Self-hardening Clay
Direct Building
Introduction to Casting
Kinds of Molds
Making a Waste Mold
Making a Plaster Piece Mold
Flexible Molds
Kinds of Products Available
Brushed-on Flexible Molds
Mother Molds
Poured Flexible Molds
Rejoining and Storing Flexible Molds
Casting in Materials Other Than Metal
Casting in Clay
Casting in Plaster
Casting in Rigid Plastics
Casting in Cement and Concrete
Casting in Paper
Introduction to Metal Casting
Kinds of Metal Casting
Pouring and Alloys
Metal Casting with a Professional Foundry
Waxes and Sprue Systems
Working Directly with Wax
Casting in Wax
Sprue Systems and Spruing
Investing
Investing with Solid, or Traditional, Investment
Investing with Ceramic Shell
Burning Out, Pouring, and Devesting
Burning Out Solid Investments
Dewaxing and Firing Shell Molds
Pouring Metal
Devesting
Chasing
Cleaning
Repairing and Refining
Welding
Bases and Mounting
Preparing a Sculpture for Mounting
Choosing a Base and Mounting Your Sculpture
Patinas
Preparing the Bronze
A Color Guide to Patinas
Techniques
The Chemicals
Final Coatings
Presenting Your Work
Photographing Your Work
Editions and Pricing
Exhibiting
Commissions
Metric Conversions
Glossary
Further Reading
List of Suppliers
Index

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