- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Focal Press; 1 edition (January 10, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0240800990
- ISBN-13: 978-0240800998
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,741,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Concentrates on the genre of horror characters and other special creations (fantasy, sci-fi, etc), giving tips about materials, techniques, and 'tricks of the trade' for Special Make-Up Effects. This focused volume is a scaled-down version of Vincent Kehoe's encyclopedic reference for professional make-up artists. It contains new segments and photographs. This book shows how many of cinema's most famous characters and effects were developed. It gives students and make-up artists the techniques they need to perform their own magic.
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This books suffers from meandering stream of thought writing that makes it difficult to use as a reference. It's filled with obvious and useless information, that is painstakingly deliberated on. At one point the author goes to great lengths to describe the common appearance of the devil in culture (y'know -- goatee, horns), a description rendered superfluous by ubiquity of the subject. Almost as an insulting after thought, the section is punctuated by an uninformative scribble/stick figure version of the devil that communicates no useful information what so ever.
There are better make up books on the market than this -- there are better make up books by the same publisher. I suggest purchasing one of those. This book may have been viable as the sole text on make up back in the day, but there's no need to read this now.