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Strutter's Complete Guide to Clown Makeup

4.8 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0941599108
ISBN-10: 0941599108
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FANTASTIC!...has the best-looking clowns in the world in it. -- World Clown Association

About the Author

Jim Roberts is a former president of the World Clown Association. He has won makeup and skit competitions at national and regional clown conventions and teaches the art of clowning for the Continuing Education Department at the University of Kentucky.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 95 pages
  • Publisher: Java Pub Co (March 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0941599108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0941599108
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This is the best book on makeup available. In full color photos, you are taught - step by step - how to apply Whiteface, Auguste and Hobo makeup. Dozens of color photos at the back of the book, provide a photo gallery of styles and designs to choose from. I HIGHLY recommend this book to any clown who is looking for pointers on their makeup technique!
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This is the best book on clowning. My copy is covered with Mehron smudges and baby powder because I still open it up as I am getting ready to get into character.
Very practilcal. Good job of addressing the needs of the beginner AND helping the veteran.
If you are going to apply clown make-up and don't want to look like a lipstick clown in a rainbow afro wig you need to get this book.
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Best book on Clown make up out there. This is the one that is used for reference at the clown conferences and class I have gone too, NO OTHER! If you are a clown you need this book, review the steps on face design and application technique so you arent SCARY clown. Covers application and design of white face, auguste and hobo clowns. Has many pictures in the back of clown faces to search through. Also has many different examples of mouths, eyes and eyebrows.
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A must have book any wannabes or freshman Clowns. Tricks of the trade and words of wisdom are found in this book. For me this book is my Webster's for clown makeup. Strutter's guide explains to you why there is no such thing as a 'typical clown'
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I have ordered this book today. After over 30 years I still remember most of what Frank Wisniewski taught in the course I took from him. I don't clown anymore, never turned professional. He was a wonderful instructor. I look forward to seeing his work again when my book comes. I still have my costume, shoes, and remember how to powder down my makeup and even use this technique for street makeup.

My daughter works in professional theatre and lots Frank's philosophy I passed on to her as she trained as a dancer and now she is production manager and card carrying AEA Stage Manager.

So happy to find this book.
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This is the absolute best and most helpful book on clowning that I have found. It's great for the beginning clown with many how to's that more experienced clowns sometime forget to tell you about. I've gone back to it over and over.
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An excellent description of the process of applying clown makeup. I've never applied makeup before reading this book. I followed the instruction presented and I feel like I understand the basics of the process and I was very satisfied with my first attempt.

There is an artistry to expression through clown makeup. This book touches on artistry, but I think that it would be far more fulfilling to the reader to expand on a variety of styles of expression for the artist who is trying to develop a unique external expression of self. I hope that a future version of this book will expand on this idea. Despite my wishes, I highly recommend this book for anyone who has no formal training in makeup application.
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Great book that covers the basics of the three main types of clowns...with LOTS of wonderful photos of clowns in makeup to give you ideas and encouragement.
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