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The Sculpture Reference: Contemporary Techniques, Terms, Tools, Materials And Sculpture Hardcover – September 12, 2004

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Sculpture Books Pub (September 12, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975538306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975538302
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #896,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Tired Old Man on December 19, 2005
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The Sculpture Reference by Arthur Williams is a phenomenal achievement. An enjoyable and educational book that I find quite inspiring. Living, contemporary, working - sculptors; what an excellent set of criteria for the inclusion of the over 280 artist whose work is displayed in the over 1,100 color images within this hefty 512 page book.

The quality of the photography is excellent in every case. The alphabetical structure of the work lends a nice rhythm between materials, techniques and the results that can be achieved with them, in another words it is a good read for the serious sculptor.

The most impressive aspect is his selection of unique sculpts; the diversity of which is almost unbelievable. This handsome book already has a few scares from knocking around my studio. Almost every person that has opened it has ended up going from page one to the back cover one page at a time. Most of these people not sculptors mind you, just everyday Jane and Joes that are drawn in. I have many instructional videos and books on sculpting and sculpture, but this one book could replace half of them as an effective educational tool.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By HarbinCreative on November 21, 2007
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This hefty volume is an indispensable addition to any sculptor's reference shelf. With what seems like over a hundred fascinating color photos of sculptors at work, work in progress in all sculpting media, excellent finished pieces, this book is a joy to have. As a sculptor and art educator, I have accumulated an extensive library of books in this area. This is one that I had to squeeze into its rightful place on my most used shelf. Whether you are starting out or are a professional sculptor, you'll want to own this volume. And don't loan it out to just anyone, if you want to see it again!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Jolly on May 10, 2009
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This is a increadable book as a referance for sculpture. It is truly a dictionary of the terms for the profession. Beautiful photographs are through out the book. I would recommend it as standard reading for anyone who is looking at doing sculpture a full time profession.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Michelle Robinson on November 22, 2013
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This was an invaluable book for me within my studies of bronze works and sculpture at uni in northern nsw au...the tecniqual information was thorough and easy to follow...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By enzo torcoletti on January 1, 2015
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