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Making Sculpture From Scrap Metal

Author : Peter Parkinson
ISBN : 9781785000225
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 44.37 MB
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Transforming unlikely pieces of scrap metal into significant works of art - giving new life to things we throw away - is an accessible, creative and fulfilling activity. This book describes and illustrates the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture, looking behind the work at the richness and diversity of an area of sculpture that deserves to be far better known. Topics covered include the role and purpose of sculpture, the particular qualities of sculpture made from scrap metal and the practical processes involved in its making. It also covers sources of scrap metal, identifying metals, reviewing metalworking techniques, creative approaches, different types of sculpture, and the making, finishing and installation of pieces of sculpture. This book will be of great interest to blacksmiths, sculptors and metalworkers and is beautifully illustrated with 108 colour photographs from work by professional sculptors and students, showcasing a range of different approaches.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Albert Murray And The Aesthetic Imagination Of A Nation

Author : Barbara A. Baker
ISBN : 9780817355937
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first book-length study of the writings, work, and life of Renaissance man and Alabama native Albert Murray. The collection consists of essays and interviews written by prominent scholars of African American literature, jazz, and Albert Murray that illustrate Murray's place as a central figure in African American arts and letters and as an American cultural pioneer. "A very important contribution to the field of African American literary and cultural studies.... It present[s] the many facets of Murray's intellectual odyssey...[illuminating his] contribution to our national discussion on race, as well as his germinal insights on music, visual art, and literature." ---Herman Beavers, author of Wrestling Angels into Song: The Fictions of Ernest J. Gaines and James Alan McPherson "I appreciated the way the voices `sound' in the volume....It has the feeling of an ensemble---or, to use one of Mr. Murray's metaphors, a jazz band, with Murray's voice `taking the break' at key points. The melody is Murray, and there are countless riffs on his work." ---Carolyn J. Medine, coeditor of Teaching African American Religions
Category: Literary Criticism

Images Of Metal

Author : Elizabeth Deane Rankin
ISBN : UOM:39015061429596
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 41.93 MB
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Category: Architecture

Sculpture From The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery

Author : Karen O. Janovy
ISBN : 9780803276291
Genre : Art
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"All of the 90 pieces selected from more than 350 works in the collection are presented here in full color, each accompanied by a brief discussion of the artist and his or her work by leading scholars in the field as well as authorities on the collection. The essays examine the works of sculptors represented in the Sheldon's collection, including Barlach, Brancusi, Calder, Duchamp, Moore, and Rodin, and present a concise yet comprehensive overview of pertinent scholarship that will be of value to both students and experts in the field."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Art

A World History Of Art

Author : Hugh Honour
ISBN : 1856694518
Genre : Art
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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.
Category: Art

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Carol Crown
ISBN : 9781469607993
Genre : Reference
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Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.
Category: Reference