1. FIRST SCULPTURE
Three primary elements. Clay without armatures. Modeling tools. Materials, subjects, methods.
Building a Simple Modeling Stand
2. MODELING A HEAD FROM LIFE
Portrait in Clay
Choosing a subject. Materials.
Structure of the Head and Neck
Theory of Shape
Method for building shape. Theory of shape applied to head from life.
Armature for Head and Neck
Building a Portrait in Clay
Care of All Clay Sculpture in Process
3. MODELING A FIGURE FROM LIFE
Studying the Human Figure
Anatomical structure of the human figure.
Basic Structure of the Human Figure
Principles of Male and Female Figures Compared
Building an Armature for Clay Figures
Building a Female Figure from the Living Model
Further Study of Human Figure, without Model
Study of parts.
Studying Animals in Clay
Drawing for Sculpture
4. PERMANENT MATERIALS
5. PLASTERAN INTERMEDIATE MATERIAL
Casting in plaster.
Waste Mold Process
Materials. Mixing plaster. Method. Steps to waste mold casting. Test for set plaster.
Waste Mold Process Cast of Head and Neck
Casting with Brass Shims
"Pulled String" Waste Mold Casting
Working in Plaster
Retouching, repairing, finishing plaster. Repairing blow holes and chips in the surface.
Repairing and joining plaster pieces. Carving and finishing plaster. Modeling directly in plaster.
Multiple Plaster Casts
Gelatine or glue mold.
6. COMPOSITION IN SCULPTURE
Principles of composition for sculpture in all permanent mediums.
7. CARVED MEDIUMS OF SCULPTURE
Procedure. Picking your first stone. How to get your first stone. Method. Finishing stone.
Egyptian Granite and Stone Carving
How to Split a Stone
How to get a block of wood. How to carve your first wood. Finishing wood.
8. TERRA COTTA
Materials. Direct modeling for terra cotta.
Multiple reproduction. Piece mold for clay squeeze.
9. CAST STONE
Discussion on the durability of sculpture and pros and cons of cement casting.
Method for Cast Stone
Materials. Cement mix. Procedure for solid and hollow casts.
10. CAST METALS
Aluminum, tin, brass, silver, gold, white metal, lead and iron. Methods. Sand mold process.
Lost wax process (cire perdue).
Hot patine. Cold patine. Acid solutions.
Pros and Cons of Sand Mold and Lost Wax Casting
11. RELIEFS--HIGH AND LOW
Discussion of principles of relief sculpture.
12. ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURE
Comparison of Ancient and Modern Methods of Principle and Procedure
Essential Training for Architectural Sculptors
Blueprints, Scale Rules, Scale Models, etc.
Stone Sculpture for Architecture
Templet for Architectural Molding
Bronze Sculpture (or Any Cast Metals) for Buildings
Enlarging Machines and Compasses
Discussion of scale.
Wood Sculpture for Buildings
Terra Cotta Sculpture for Buildings
Free Standing Architectural Sculpture
How to Get a Job in an Architectural Sculptor’s Studio
A Practical Problem in Architectural Sculpture
Designing and Executing Working Models
Feather-edged Stone and Stone Washes
Architectural Plaster Casting
Relief plaster cast.
Armature for Architectural Sculpture
Preparing Architectural Models for Shipment
Uncommon materials for sculpture. Contemporary American sculpture. What of personal style?
Temperament and sources of inspiration.
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS