Making Mobiles

Author: Bruce Cana Fox

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764324741

Category: Art

Page: 78

View: 6496

When observing an especially beautiful mobile, beginning artists often think, Wow, I want to make one like THAT! If you have stood under a mobile by Alexander Calder and entertained such thoughts, this book will help you make one like that. This guide provides practical and encouraging step-by-step instructions for making horizontally balanced mobiles. From assembling the materials and tools through the designing, fabricating, assembly, painting, and hanging stages, you can create your own mobiles, with Bruce at your side the whole time. His 19 carefully written chapters and 190 color photographs let you see and understand all the stages toward creating your mobiles. He even shows you how to fix a mistake and pack it for shipping. By following Bruces steps and positive attitude, hours of fun and challenge will be rewarded with art you are proud of.

Making Creative Mobiles

Author: Timothy Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425988579

Category: Art

Page: 73

View: 2084

"If you have looked at a painting and wondered what it might be like to be inside it, or wondered what it would be like to see it move, imagined what it would be to have a picture "play back" its story to the viewer, changing over time, that is what mobiles are about. When I discovered mobiles, I felt at home. Perhaps I can impart some of this enthusiasm to you. Movement attracts the eye. We are hard-wired as a species as hunters. We have the hunting instinct of seeking movement and detail from the environment. Mobiles with their inherent eye-catching quality of movement are a natural to grab our attention"--Back of book.

Alexander Calder and his magical mobiles

Author: Jean Lipman,Margaret Aspinwall

Publisher: Hudson Hills Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 2163

Describes the life and career of twentieth-century artist Alexander Calder and includes illustrations of a variety of his works and a guide to his sculptures in museums and public spaces

Drawing on the Air

The Kinetic Sculpture of Tim Prentice

Author: Tim Prentice

Publisher: Easton Studio Press, LLC

ISBN: 193521294X

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 1495

In the New York Times Michael Kimmelman called them "sleek, whimsical contraptions in a modernist mode"; the Basler Zeitung termed them "net-like structures . . . like hedgehogs or serpents." The kinetic sculptures of Tim Prentice create a novel geometry of air and light. Concentrating on movement rather than object, Prentice harnesses natural elements into his art machines-delicate structures that walk the tightrope between order and chaos, control and serendipity, understated technique and extravagant wonder. Prentice purposely circumscribes the artist's prerogatives, distilling the power of wind and sun into an ever-changing dance of light and shadow. These understated, subtle inventions provide endless distraction, delighting the child in all of us. Drawing on Air offers a many-sided vision of the kinetic sculptor and his works. An essay by Nicholas Fox Weber introduces the artist and his work, while a chapter on "Mechanics" explains some of the physical principles underlying Prentice's whimsical sculptures. Photographs of works-in-progress, principal public commissions as well as occasional pieces created for casual amusement are punctuated by the artist's mordant, sometimes mischievous comments. "Prentice's sculptures . . .are about fluid movement and change, reminding us that everything is in flux. . . . Wonders of engineering, they create evanescent drawings in thin air." -Michael Amy, Art in America "What is grand in these sculptures is the sense of immensity created by their movements, a sense resonant with our most pleasurable apprehensions of land, sea, and sky." -Elaine Bleakney, Sculpture "These refined sculptures are never ponderous, plump or boring but constantly and slowly transforming themselves as though imbued by perpetuum mobile." -Karen Gerig, Basler Zeitung Experiencing Tim Prentice's work is like taking a ride on a roller coaster" -Catalog of the Connecticut Biennial

The Essential

Alexander Calder

Author: Howard Greenfeld

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810958340

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 9897

Describes the artistic career and major works of Alexander Calder.

Making mobiles

Author: Guy R. Williams

Publisher: Emerson Books Inc


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 94

View: 8567

Step-by-step instructions for creating a variety of ornamental structures which are set in motion by circulating air currents

Calder Sculpture

Author: A. S. C. Rower

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789301345

Category: Art

Page: 79

View: 9741

Text and photographs chronicle the development of Calder's sculpture, from early wire sculptures and abstract mobiles to his monumental public sculptures.

Calder Jewelry

Author: Alexander Calder,A. S. C. Rower,Holton Rower

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300134285

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 287

View: 5138

Calder Jewelry features more than 450 bracelets, brooches, necklaces, and rings, photographed in still life by Maria Robledo. Also included are Calder's inventory drawings, boxes he made to transport and store the jewelry, historic photographs of his exhibitions and of jewelry worn by notable collectors and artists, and an extensive chronology. Essays discuss the relationship of these objects to the artist's other endeavors and in relation to the history of adornment.

Calder and Abstraction

From Avant-garde to Iconic

Author: Stephanie Barron,Ilene Susan Fort,Jed Perl,Aleca Le Blanc

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791353098

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 2202

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (November 24, 2013-July 6, 2014). This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Calder Foundation, New York"--Colophon.

Jewelry for Your Table

How to Make One-Of-a-Kind Napkin Rings from Vintage Pieces

Author: Lisa Guerrero

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764352492

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9707

Learn how to curate, create, and gift one-of-a-kind napkin ring sets made from vintage brooches and costume jewelry, preferably from your very own jewelry box. TV personality Lisa Guerrero shares the story of how she created this original craft to honor her family's heritage and upcycle treasures found in her community. She shows how to "frame" these art pieces with the right napkins and tie the collection together with china so that the table sparkles in the candlelight. The photographs will inspire you to shop your closet and develop your own aesthetic. You'll learn not only how to elegantly present these projects as gifts, but also how to pass this craft technique along to others in your life. It's the perfect family project for sharing with the next generation.

Alexander Calder

Performing Sculpture

Author: Achim Borchardt-Hume

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300219156

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 2609

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is one of modernism's most captivating and influential figures. First trained as a mechanical engineer, Calder relocated from New York to Paris in the mid-twenties where his acceptance into the city's burgeoning avant-garde circles coincided with the development of his characteristic form of kinetic sculpture. His early work Cirque Calder, which was presented throughout Paris to great acclaim, prefigures the performance and theatrical aspects that dominate Calder's pioneering artistic works and are situated as a primary subject of intrigue in this publication. Rather than simply refashion sculpture's traditional forms, Calder envisioned entirely new possibilities for the medium and transformed its static nature into something dynamic and responsive. Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture provides detailed insight into that pioneering process through reproductions of personal drawings and notes. Also featured is new research from a wide range of renowned scholars, furthering our understanding of the remarkable depth of Calder's beloved mobile sculptures and entrenching his status as an icon of modernism.

Mobile Art

35 Beautiful Hanging Decorations for Your Home

Author: Clare Youngs

Publisher: Cico Books

ISBN: 9781782492092

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1393

Thirty-five inspiring and simple mobiles to make for the home, and as gifts. Follow Clare Youngs' instructions to make your home a magical place, with these fluttering, softly spinning works of art. Whether you hang them in your window or from the ceiling, these mobiles add a charming, colorful touch to your interiors. There are bronzed paper acorns to hang in the fall, a delicate hollowed-out egg and feather mobile to welcome spring, and a gorgeous Mexican flower mobile to celebrate summer. The designs use a variety of crafting techniques--from quilling to collage and die-cutting--and each project comes with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step artworks. There's also a helpful techniques section at the back that will be of real use to first-time crafters, handy time-saving tips that more confident crafters will appreciate, and a templates section.

5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology

Author: Afif Osseiran,Jose F. Monserrat,Olaf Queseth,Patrick Marsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107130093

Category: Computers

Page: 376

View: 7692

A comprehensive overview of the 5G landscape covering technology options, most likely use cases and potential system architectures.

The Best of Time, Rolex Wristwatches

An Unauthorized History

Author: James M. Dowling,Jeffrey P. Hess

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764324376

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 399

View: 1351

The name Rolex is recognized around the world. It has become an icon of beauty, quality, accuracy, style, and taste. While there are other fine manufacturers of timepieces, none has reached this pinnacle of public respect and acclaim. The watches produced by Rolex over the last 100 years are celebrated in this lavishly illustrated classic, now in a revised and expanded third edition. Over 30 newly discovered wristwatches are included in this volume, along with new information and a revised value guide. In addition there are detailed looks at some of Rolex's legendary movements. Dowling and Hess, both acknowledged Rolex authorities, have captured the watches' beauty in color photography and present the most thorough and extensive history written of the company. The watches and the extensive information this book offeres to collectors make it a truly useful volume, one that will be cherished by watch lovers around the world.

Fables and Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch

French Charm for Your Stitchwork

Author: Véronique Enginger

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764354786

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7496

Create lovely new "once upon a time" keepsakes with these 44 cross stitch patterns, blending the traditional style of France with a charming contemporary simplicity. The designs are eye-catchingly lovely with their subtle colors, gentle humor, and delicate lines. They're all here: wily foxes, big bad wolves, city mice and country mice . . . not to mention princesses, enchanted worlds, and fun rhymes. Many include multiple scenes and motifs, offering you dozens more components to use in a myriad of ways. Along with the patterns, enjoy instructions for 22 projects to show off your stitchwork: luggage tags, mobiles, cookie tins, quilts, a cuddly toy with its own sleeping bag, and more.

Dictionary of American Hand Tools

A Pictorial Synopsis

Author: Alvin Sellens

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764315923

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 546

View: 7845

Here is the greatest assembly of hand tools ever assembled. It is a fascinating chronicle of nearly every tool ever used in North America, including ancient tools used by Native Americans; trade tools used to create coaches, pianos, ships, and saddles; tools for harvesting farm goods, turpentine, and ice; and tools for fine trades such as bookbinding and watch repair. The tools are organized according to profession, from Beekeeper to Wheelwright, and will fascinate todays practitioners of these trades and hobbies. This comprehensive volume includes more than 4,500 images from catalog illustrations, trade literature, and hand drawings. Descriptions provide dimensions and applications. This is a must have for the tool collector and antique dealer, as well as anyone fascinated by the means of production.

Making a Copper Weathervane

Author: Bruce Helmreich

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764332074

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 2460

Using over 290 crisp color images, 25 detailed line drawings, and concise text, Bruce Helmreich guides readers through the steps necessary to build a hand-hammered copper weathervane. This step-by-step guide transforms a sheet of copper into a fully functioning weathervane. Folk art subjects used in American weathervanes are shown, including domesticated and wild animals, birds, occupations, patriotic themes, and transportation. Create your own design or use the complete set of plans included to produce a traditional rooster weathervane. Using basic tools (tin snips and hammers), ageless techniques, and sheet copper available at your local sheet metal shop, this book will teach you how to make a weathervane that will serve your roof for years. Whether you are an experienced metal worker, or a woodworker who is looking for a challenge, this is the book for you.

Carving for Kids

Author: Robin Edward Trudel

Publisher: Linden Pub

ISBN: 9781933502021

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

View: 1437

A guide to basic woodcarving introduces the tools and techniques necessary to complete simple projects and includes detailed instructions and photographs for each step.