The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook

The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook

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by Thurston James
     
 

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The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook

This is the first book to contain, in one comprehensive volume, every molding and casting procedure of use to the theater props builder (no matter what his or her level or proficiency). The author demonstrates the techniques involved in using more than thirty different materials ranging

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The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook

This is the first book to contain, in one comprehensive volume, every molding and casting procedure of use to the theater props builder (no matter what his or her level or proficiency). The author demonstrates the techniques involved in using more than thirty different materials ranging from papier-mache to breakaway glass.

While the use of some materials–plaster and polyester resins, for example–is covered to some extent in other publications, information on the selection and use of rubber materials (latex, neoprene, silicone, and the urethanes) and the procedure for making breakaway windows and bottles is available only in The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook.

Written in an easy, conversational style, the book will be useful to anyone involved with theater properties, puppetry, and costuming (as professionals or amateurs). It will also serve admirably the needs of students taking classes in those subjects.

Completing the book is a special section on designing and building a vacuum forming machine suitable for use in constructing theater props. More than 450 photographs illustrate the step-by-step procedures explained throughout the entire text.

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Library Journal
The sequel to James's The Theater Props Handbook , this is the second book in the author's crafts trilogy. Properties master of the UCLA theater department, James provides concise, step-by-step instructions on molding and casting procedures using some 30 different materials from papier mache to the new rubber materials. Some 450 illustrations enhance the text. LJ' s reviewer called the previous volume ``a marked improvement'' over earlier efforts on the topic and an ``extremely clear, comprehensive manual'' for the professional and novice ( LJ 3/15/88). Be on the lookout for a third book on mask-making in the fall of 1990.--Francine Fialkoff, ``Library Journal''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558701281
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
11/28/1989
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
377,061
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great tips it teaches my students alot