Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths

Seppä, Heikki
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A master artist and teacher of metalwork, Heikki Seppä, presents a bold new approach to creative expression in metal. He belives that the time has come for the artist to free himself from the functional forms that have dominated the metalsmith's craft- the cup, the box, the pitcher, etc. Heikki Seppä believes that the time has come for the artist to free himself from the functional forms that have dominated the metalsmith's craft - the cup, the box, the pitcher, etc. Heikki Seppä urges the craftsman to creat in terms of pure form, and in this book he shows him how.

Two things are essential. The first is a thorough understanding of the special properties of metal as an artistic medium and an intimate knowledge of the techniques for working it.

The second is to free the artist from thinking in terms of function, since this limits his concepts of what can be created.

A major feature of this book is an extensive glossary of a new vocabulary with each term illustrated with a sketch by the author.

Format: Soft Cover;  Dimentions: 7" x 10";  Pages: 146;  Illustrations: Profusely illustrated.

 

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Author Seppä, Heikki
Publisher Kent State University Press
ISBN 0-87338-212-9
Translation N/A
Format Softcover
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