Making and Manipulating Marionettes by David Currell PDF

By David Currell

ISBN-10: 1861266634

ISBN-13: 9781861266637

Making and Manipulating Marionettes is a wonderful consultant to a craft and function artwork that has involved audiences for over 2,000 years. Handsomely illustrated all through, it offers particular directions for the making of marionettes, either for performs and for acts within the type culture. All points of marionette layout, building, and keep an eye on are lined, and there are infrequent insights into really expert designs and stringing recommendations. Contents contain an advent to the marionette culture and the rules and practicalities of marionette layout; suggestion on fabrics and techniques for carving, modeling, and casting puppet components; special factors for marionette keep watch over, stringing, and manipulation; step by step directions for the development and jointing of human and animal marionettes; secrets and techniques for attaining quite a lot of distinctive effects.

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