The secrets to carving powerful and emotionally-charged faces are revealed in this innovative handbook. Step-by-step explanations demonstrate how to create unique spherical heads laden with a variety of moods and expressions, including soft smiles, laughter, and tears. Guidelines also highlight a number of difficulties often encountered when carving emotions and offer helpful solutions. Ideal for carvers of caricatures and serious works alike, even experienced carvers will learn how to instill realistic feelings into their work.
Legendary architects and designers Charles and Henry Greene created a uniquely American style in the Arts & Crafts tradition, and this book combines a detailed understanding of their design aesthetic with specific shop instructions for re-creating their works. Filled with step-by-step instructions, extensive illustrations, and full-color photographs, the book features several full projects for making replica Greene & Greene furniture complete with authentic details such as ebony plugs and splines, waterfall legs, and curved drawer pulls. Showing today's woodworkers precisely how the Greenes achieved their unique designs, In the Style of Greene & Greene also includes valuable advice on incorporating Arts & Crafts elements into new designs.
Blending the practicality of IKEA with the creativity of Martha Stewart, this collection of innovative projects is presented with simplicity of construction in mind. The suggested pieces are practical, have broad appeal, and carry a high brag factor upon completion. Requiring minimal assembly time and tools, this concise, engaging, and even humorous guide offers countless tips as well as clear and instructive photography. The majority of the projects also incorporate clever construction, such as the use of bifold doors, stock cabinets, and off-the-shelf lumber, guaranteeing that the required materials are both inexpensive and easily accessible. Featuring ideas for furnishing both the interior and the exterior of the home, this handbook is ideal for weekend woodworkers.
Art and Human Experience focuses on the diversity of art traditions which evolved in societies with widely differing cultures. The book first underscores the elements of vision and form in the arts, hunters of the Old Stone Age, and African tribal sculpture, including the art of primitive societies and African sculpture. Suggested readings are presented to further stress the points of the elements of the arts and its evolution and development in various ages and cultures. The text then elaborates on the Amerindian art of Mexico and South America, Egyptian art, and the classical art of Rome and Greece. The book notes that the Amerindian cultures have produced a lot of very fine art, painting, architecture, and sculpture that have caught the attention of artists, thinkers, scholars, and writers since their discovery by the Spaniards. The Egyptians not only excelled in mathematics, medicine, surgery, astronomy, physics, and law but also in architecture and the arts. The Romans have also contributed a lot to the development of art and architecture. The manuscript takes a look at medieval art, the Renaissance, Chinese art, and the post-Renaissance in Europe. The publication is a fine reference for students and researchers interested in the evolution of the arts.