Figures in Fabric

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Reverie Publishing Company, Nov 1, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
An unprecedented exhibition of the work of this masterful artist, this in-depth study was conceived, photographed and written by Ms Lichtenfels. She presents 36 pieces in detail, a 20-year retrospective of her work and the step-by-step process of creating a fabric sculpture. More than 500 colour photos are included.

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Beautiful images of Lisa's incredibly lifelike dolls. Every one has a story and is beautifully photographed in the round Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Lisa Lichtenfels was born near Erie, Pennsylvania. Her early interest in art led her to attend the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts while in high school; she went on to study illustration and film making at the Philadelphia College of Art. The independent films she made as an undergraduate student caught the attention of the Disney studios, and upon graduation, she accepted a position as an apprentice animator at the studios. While working at Disney, Ms. Lichtenfels began experimenting with stop-motion figurines with positionable bodies and nylon skin. Creating those simple, cartoon-like figures inspired her to attempt realistic sculpting in fabric, and set into motion her twenty-year career. She has received numerous awards and grants; her work has been displayed in gallery exhibiions in this country and abroad. A higly repected teacher and lecturer, Ms. Lichtenfels continues to sculpt in her studio, which consumes the entire first floor of an old Victorian house in Springfield, Massachusettes. She shares the second floor with her husband, his large library, innumerable cats and one dog, Audrey.

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