The Fine Art of the Tin Can: Techniques and Inspirations

The Fine Art of the Tin Can: Techniques and Inspirations

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by Bobby Hansson
     
 

Professional metalworkers, animated artists, and complete novices alike transform humble tin cans into hundreds of fun, functional, classic, and quirky objects. "...will whet...interest...His book contains a gallery of tin items formed into imaginative art objects...Hansson builds enthusiasm in his text for the craft, and he does it with wit....attractive… See more details below

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Professional metalworkers, animated artists, and complete novices alike transform humble tin cans into hundreds of fun, functional, classic, and quirky objects. "...will whet...interest...His book contains a gallery of tin items formed into imaginative art objects...Hansson builds enthusiasm in his text for the craft, and he does it with wit....attractive illustrations in full color."—Arts & Activities. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 X 10.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Hansson is the ultimate recycler. The tin can craft items contributed by the author and nearly 100 other artists and collectors make this book a gallery of tin can folk art. Printed cans provide most of the raw material, but some items are made of ordinary cans with the labels removed. The finished products include jewelry, fantastic lamps, musical instruments, and weird and wonderful decorative items. Instructions for cutting, hammering, soldering, and riveting are given along with descriptions of tools. There are no step-by-step projects, but the photographs provide plenty of inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887374026
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/1999
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.40(d)

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