Anatomy Of A Doll: The Fabric Sculptor's Handbook

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C&T Publishing Inc, Nov 5, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Master dollmaker Susanna Oroyan gives you the definitive book on fabric sculpting. Anatomy of a Doll is packed with an abundance of exquisite photographs that capture the best work from dollmakers today. Detailed step-by-step illustrations for an incredible variety of cloth dolls are included for you to create any type of cloth doll imaginable. Many methods of doll construction are covered so that beginning and professional dollmakers have a handy answer book. Beginners will find the book a practical guide that examines techniques for making all kinds of dolls. The more experienced dollmaker will discover an abundance of new ideas and techniques never before found in one book. Anatomy of a Doll shows you everything from bending wire to cutting cloth, which will allow you to create your own original dolls!
 

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This is a very worthwhile book if you wish to design soft-sculpture and dolls. There are no real patterns, but there are explanations on how to shape the pieces. For such a thin book, she covers a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
Evolution of the Doll
12
The Head
28
The Body
64
Body Joints
96
Assemblies
108
Finishing the Figure
128
Appendix A
138
Appendix B
141
About the Author
143
Index
144
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About the author (2010)

Susanna Oroyan was a path-breaking doll-maker who published a series of important books on the techniques and design of figure sculpture, including Anatomy of a Doll, Designing the Doll, Fantastic Figures, Finishing the Figure, and Dolls of the Art Deco Era 1910-1940, all published by C&T Publishing. She was the founder of many doll-making organizations, and served as president of the National Institute of American Doll Artists for a number of years. "Susanna was one of the most creative, energetic, and imaginative authors we've had the privilege of working with," says Todd Hensley, CEO of C&T Publishing. "She was always busy creating and writing and finding new ways to advance the art of doll making." Susanna's whimsical and avant-garde dolls are held in collections around the world. She passed away in August 2007.

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