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For students in food service and culinary arts programs at community and private colleges, Ice Sculpting the Modern Way, is a collaborated effort by three professional chefs who have extensive, but varied experiences in culinary education and the foodservice industry. The sculpting mastery of chefs Finch and Maxfield, combined with the concise writing ability of Chef Garlough, make for a truly remarkable text on ice sculpture. Unlike other ice sculpting books on the market, this text was specifically formatted for the classroom learner, with chapter features that include key word lists and parts, consisting of thirteen chapters, that lead the reader through the foundation basics to advanced skill training. Another inspired feature of Ice Sculpting the Modern Way is its approach to teaching the craft of ice sculpting. Students are given insights and exercises relative to the art of sculpting, prior to touching the ice. Students learn about the sculpting process, and are provided with exercises to improve their sculpting skills. The use of modern power tools makes this text truly unique among sub-zero art books. The authors honor the past with a respectful treatment of the traditional ice tools: handsaw, chipper and chisels. However, this text emphasizes the use of power tools to masterfully create the ice pieces. No other text on the market goes into such detail using power tools.
Chapter 1: The Art of Sculpting. Chapter 2: Understanding the Medium: The Science of Ice. Chapter 3: The Sculptor's Tools and Equipment. Chapter 4: Safe Practices and Procedures. Chapter 5: Mastering Shapes and Forms. Chapter 6: Sculpting with Templates. Chapter 7: Fusing: Joining Ice to Ice. Chapter 8: The Ice Artisan's Studio. Chapter 9: Methods of Transportation. Chapter 10: Displaying and Lighting for Effect. Chapter 11: Custom Design Techniques and Special Event Sculpting. Chapter 12: Ice Sculpting Organization, Competitions and Festivals. Chapter 13: The Business Side of Ice Sculpting. Appendix A: Sculptures for the Beginning Sculptor. Appendix B: Sculptures for the Intermediate Sculptor. Appendix C: Sculptures for the Advanced Sculptor. Appendix D: Additional Templates. Appendix E: Suppliers. Appendix F: Organizations. Appendix G: Competitions. Glossary. Index.
Posted September 6, 2003
You won't believe how good this book is. I thought the lower price was an indication of the leval of quality I should expect, but I was plesantly surprised.lots and lots of good photographs ( color and black & white), with more sequential photos of making carvings than I've seen in any other ice sculpture book. I like the way this book is laid out, too. It's Very differt from other ice carving books on the market. With over 340 pages, there's plenty of information that's pretty cool. I just finished reading it and I learned a lot. The business chapter, safty chapter, transportation and special event information was really helpfull. Contains lots of sculptures that I've not seen in other books. Don't hesitate to buy this one; it's the real deal.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.