Direct Metal Sculpture

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The revised and expanded 2nd edition of Direct Metal Sculpture book featuring techniques for creating metal sculptures. New chapters update the history of direct metal sculpture over the past quarter century. Explains the impact public art programs are having on culture in our cities. Examples incorporate materials and tools that artists can explore such as MIG and TIG welding, laser jets, waterjet cutting, and blacksmithing. There is also the impact of the computer, the importance of Computer Aided Design, and of the Internet for successfully marketing one's art. Includes methods for using and adhering metals with solder and air-acetylene and oxyacetylene units. Complete reference for the properties, melting points, and potentials of the most important pure metals and alloys, ferrous and non-ferrous. There is information about equipment needed, how to use it, safety precautions, cutting methods, and details of how sculptural forms develop. Soft and hard soldering, brazing, and welding techniques used by various artists are shown. Many methods are shown for working directly with metals: iron forging, fashioning forms from found objects, repousse, combining metals with other materials, making sculpture with heat, and much more. There is also an extensive resource list. Over 475 illustrations offer ideas, inspiration, techniques, and finished examples of art that make this book a "must own" for artists, craftsmen, collectors, designers, gallery owners, museum curators, and everyone interested in metal sculpture. Historical examples show where the art has been, where it is, and who is doing it. Author: Dona Z. Meilach, 7" x 10", 224pgs, Hardback(revised).

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