TITLE/AUTHOR: MODELLING AND SCULPTING ANIMALS by Edouard Lanteri
PUBLISHER: Dover Publications Inc, NY, NY, Copyright 1985, Unabridged reprint of Volume 3, Dated 1911 ISBN: (10) 0-486-25007-5
ILLUSTRATIONS: Black and white photos and sketches, Over 200 photos, drawings and diagrams
DESCRIPTION: Softcover, Pictorial cover, 112 pages, Approx. 8 ¼ x 8 ¼ inches
CONDITION: VERY GOOD, Pages crisp, white, clean and tight, Light cover and edge wear
ABOUT THIS BOOK: The republication of this highly valuable text by Edouard Lanteri, a renowned teacher, sculptor and intimate friend of Rodin (Rodin called him "my dear master, my dear friend"), makes it possible for serious students to gain the requisite skills needed for figurative sculpture and to bridge the gap between artistic concept and figurative realization. Representing at least three thousand years of studio lore, this readily understandable, authoritative guide is a gold mine of technical information.
In this volume, that is devoted almost entirely to the modeling of animals, Lanteri offers thorough step-by-step instruction for the figurative sculptor. Beginning with a description of the historical symbolism of animals in different cultures, the author then proceeds to give meticulous anatomy for the horse, lion and bull. Rules of motion, measurements of construction, erecting the framework, tools, materials and other pertinent aspects of animal sculpture are covered in detail. The final section presents a comprehensive exposition of the methods of casting in plaster, including how to mix the plaster, applying successive layers and irons, opening the mold, soaping and oiling, chipping off the mold and special precautions. A profusion of illustrations, (over 200 photographs, drawing and diagrams) clearly demonstrate every principle and method the author describes.
You will find a thorough step-by-step guide that discusses anatomy of horse, lion, and bull with methods of construction; tools, materials, etc.