Though the lost wax method of bronze casting dates back at least 6,000 years and has been discussed by numerous writers, no volume encompassing the entire process has ever appeared. As the distinguished art expert John Walker states in his foreword: "When Harry Jackson's manuscript was sent to me I was delighted to read at last an authoritative description of this technique. It is much more complicated than I had dreamt, but this book elucidates it in the only practical way - with photographs and long captions documenting every step ... I found it utterly absorbing." The 150 photographs illustrating each phase were taken at Jackson's foundry-studio in Camaiore, Italy, and some 35 others, many in full color, illustrate the section on the patination and coloration of bronzes as well as the author's introduction, which presents a brief, lucid history of this ancient art. A glossary of technical terms includes clearly detailed drawings. This is an absolutely essential reference for all interested in bronze art.
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Book Description Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671608142
Book Description Van Nostrand Reinhold. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0671608142 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1183842