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Metal Sculpting Books

A Passion For Metal Reflections and Techniques of a Metal Sculptor by Henry Harvey
A metal sculptor for over 30 years, Henry Harvey has created work that resides in public and private collections around the world. Now, with wit and style, Harvey divulges a rare, no-holds-barred accounting of his world of metal sculpting, from the lighting of a torch to techniques, patinas, strange commissions, peculiar customers, and as a candid insight to the genesis of his sculpture.
A number of projects are illustrated and explained in exquisite detail, making this book an absolute must for everyone contemplating becoming a sculptor. But A Passion for Metal is much more than a how-to book. It is richly illustrated, its narrative offers rare insights into the creative process and the inner workings of the artist's mind. This visual and verbal feast book will be embraced by art historians, collectors, and budding sculptors alike.
8 1/2 in x 11 in, 315 color photos, 160 pp.
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The Complete Metalsmith by T. McCreight
Comprehensive coverage of tools, techniques, materials and useful tips on working with metals. 189pp.
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Figure Sculpture in Wax and Plaster by Richard McDermott Miller
A step-by-step guide to the materials and tools necessary for modeling in wax and plaster. Hollow-wax modeling, plaster molds and much more. 176pp.
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Practical Casting by T. McCreight
A studio reference guide for bronze and wax casters. This text covers from lost wax through investment and gating systems to the metal pour. A must for all casters. 122pp.
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Mold-Making, Casting & Patina by Brunner F. Barrie
This is an excellent beginners book for those with no prior experience who wish to make basic molds and casts in plaster and rubber. Use this book as a basic moldmaking text and reference guide. 248pp.

Direct Metal Sculpture by D. Meilach
In the distant past, artists used only cast metals. Then in the 1930s they began to heat and shape metal directly and a new type of sculpture and artist emerged. There are sections on the impact of the computer on design and marketing of art. This is the latest, most complete, and practical book about an art form destined to become increasingly popular as more commissions arise for enhancing public spaces, parks and gardens. This book is a "must own" for artists, craftsmen, collectors, designers, museum curators, and anyone interested in metal sculpture. Historical examples show where the art has been, where it is, and who is doing it. , 115 color & 475 b/w photos, 7in. x 10in.
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The Coloring, Bronzing And Patination of Metals by R. Hughes & M. Rowe
. A bronze patina bible. The most comprehensive book on patina colors out there. Buy them while you can, they move fast! A must for the studio. 371 pp.+ Many color plates and patina samples.
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The Care of Bronze Sculpture by Patrick V. Kipper
A comprehensive guide to the care and preservation of bronze sculptures. It covers waxes and other surface treatments for indoor and outdoor wear. It even has a section on refinishing. 78 pp.
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Contemporary Patination by Ronald D. Young
In this volume the sculptor describes, step by step, how to make over 100 patina formulas and how to apply them. There are chapters on patination (hot, cold, buried, wrapped, fumed, paste & more), tools, safety, equipment, surface preparation, alloys & more. 300+ pp. (color patina charts)
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Methods For Modern Sculptors by Ronald D. Young
This is a "how to" book for hands-on sculptors who want to learn to cast their own metal. It covers waxes, sprues, mold-making, ceramic shell casting, dewaxing, melting and pouring metal, welding, chasing, cleaning & polishing. It also presents complete details on the formulation and handling of ceramic shell slurries as well as on how to build kilns & furnaces. 294 pp.

The Contemporary Blacksmith by D. Meilach
This is a "how to" book for hands-on sculptors who This important new book tackles the burgeoning revival of the blacksmith's art. Author Dona Meilach has brought together over 500 works by nearly 200 artist-craftsmen from sixteen countries to illustrate the unprecedented activity in modern ironwork that has led to its blossoming into a serious art form. You'll learn several techniques using hot and cold forming with the results clearly shown. You'll be able to recognize how a fence, railing, grille, table, chair, knife, and other items evolve.
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Patinas For Silicon Bronze by W. Patrick V. Kipper
One of the most comprehensive guides to the fascinating and secretive art of bronze coloration known as patination. This text has 72 hot application recipes and corresponding full-color photographs. Step-by-step instructions for metal surface preparation, application techniques, and choosing the right patina. 225 pp.
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The Materials & Methods Of Sculpture Jack C. Rich
Exhaustive, profusely illustrated guide to the technical aspects of sculpting in stone, metal, wood & clay. Tools, techniques, modeling, casting and firing are just some of the topics covered in this volume. 512pp.

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