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Offline Vermis

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Help out the Dover Bookshop
« on: June 25, 2012, 01:03:14 PM BST GMT »
Ian Brumby of Fenris Games (Geronimo on various web forums) is asking people to help out the Dover Bookshop in these hard times.  The shop specialises in art and art history books, and after just a quick glance I think UK Minisculpture members could help themselves in the process.

Looking under some categories - Anatomy; Animals, Creatures; and Art Technique for example - there are some big names, often recommended for artists and sculptors, particularly beginners. Names like Bridgman, Muybridge, and Lanteri.  Those are three titles I'm interested in myself, and that I think would be a great benefit for beginning and intermediate mini sculptors; but there are plenty of others on offer.  Have a good browse.

Also, UK postage is free.  That's not bad. :)

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Re: Help out the Dover Bookshop
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2012, 09:45:20 PM BST GMT »
There are some very nice things on there.

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Re: Help out the Dover Bookshop
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 12:40:27 AM BST GMT »
Best shop in central London! I can't simply walk past, what the trouble?
I'd be mortified to lose it. :(

Edit: found it.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2012, 12:57:31 AM BST GMT by Andrew May »

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Re: Help out the Dover Bookshop
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 02:36:00 AM BST GMT »
Bit of a delay 'til they got one of the books in stock, but I had good communication and now I've got my copies of Constructive Anatomy and Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure.  The former's a bit thinner than I expected, and the latter's a lot thicker.  It's going to take a while to digest all that.
In the meantime, a chapter on composition in M&SHF takes a lengthy diversion on the subject of teaching.  It starts off with:

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There is nothing more unfortunate for students than a master who is a genius.

So there you are.  Edouard Lanteri says I'm the best man for this job.

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Re: Help out the Dover Bookshop
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 09:53:20 AM BST GMT »
Lol.
The Bridgman book is one of the first refs I bought as a younger lad. It's still a great book for me, it clearly outlines the basic masses in several poses, it's section on the planes and masses of the head is wonderful.

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Re: Help out the Dover Bookshop
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 05:36:56 PM BST GMT »
I don't like to say it ('cos who am I?), but at first glance the Bridgman sketches - or at least the printing - look... sketchy.  I agree: a lot of poses and viewpoints of different anatomical features, but not as clear as I imagined they would be.  But I'll see what happens when I dig deeper and get into the text.

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Re: Help out the Dover Bookshop
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 08:20:42 PM BST GMT »
Part of the love of it from me is pure nostalgia but also I may well process images differently to you, I'm not so much interested in the details as the general form and masses, obviously YMMV.