Small, functional wood objects have existed almost from the dawn of civilization, yet it is only recently that they have become an expressive outlet for contemporary artistic creativity. In this invaluable book, Dona Meilach shows beginners how to fashion an enormous range of superb pieces; experienced craftsmen will find a wealth of stimulating ideas in the lavish collection of magnificent photos. The author discusses the heritage of functional wood objects from Africa, Oceania, Japan, Indonesia, early America, and other cultures. She follows with an examination of wood, its structure and physical properties, such as the difference between hard- and softwoods, all about wood grain, texture, color, and curing procedures. You will learn about the tools you need and how to prepare and use the wood for the pieces shown in the hundreds of photographs. The chapter on turned-wood object contains instructions for using a lathe creatively for turning one-of-a-kind bowls, cups, weed pots, bottles, beads, and plates. Explicit step-by-step photos and directions show you how to turn a jar shape, how to do faceplate turnings, procedures for decorating with pegs, and how to combine metal spinning and spindle turning. There are directions for laminating woods (building layering) and then how to carve objects from these laminates. There are exciting ideas for traditional and modern approaches to inlay (putting one or more pieces of wood into a base piece of wood) and the marquetry (putting inlaid patterns of wood, shell, or ivory into a wood veneer that is then adhered to an object). The fascinating chapter dealing with constructions and carvings will stimulate scores of ideas for making elegant boxes, unique pieces of jewelry, toys, and musical instruments. CREATING SMALL WOOD OBJECTS AS FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE is super inspirational.
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Descrizione libro Crown, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P11051751866X
Descrizione libro Crown, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX051751866X