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Sculpting the Figure in Clay: An Artistic and Technical Journey to Understanding the Creative and Dynamic Forces in Figurative Sculpture Paperback – Apr 20 2010
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About the Author
Peter Rubino is an acclaimed sculptor of numerous private and corporate commissions. Among his many works, his piece Mother of Life,a ten-foot historic monument, graces Boyko research center at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel, and Angel, a thirty-five-foot monumental figure, was created for the Walt Disney Company. His previous book, The Portrait in Clay, has been translated into numerous languages, and he teaches annual workshops in both the United States and Italy utilizing his easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructional methods perfected over thirty-five years as an educator at such prestigious institutions as the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York City. He has sculpted portraits of President Barack Obama, jazz icon Dave Brubeck, and sports legend Lou Gehrig. These and many other examples of Rubino’s work can be viewed at www.rubinostudio.com.
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from experts such as Rubino (the current author of this volume) and Bruno Lucchesi, among others. Though I put Bruno at the top of my list, a close second is Rubino. He is truly a gifted sculptor who is an expert teacher. This volume on Sculpting the Figure in Clay is his best and most comprehensive. It even includes black & white photos of models in various poses which are perfect for sculpting. I will certainly "steal" his suggestions. No other reference book of this type ventures into doing an "abstract" figure, after completing a realistic version. This section I found particularly instructive, as it makes it easier for me to relay this type of information to my current (and hopefully future) students.
As a fellow artist, I commend and congratulate Rubino on an excellent and indispensable sculpture reference book.