Monday, November 14, 2011

Recommended Books






There is a list of recommended books in the book, Learning To Be A Doll Artist, by Martha Armstrong-Hand. The list is quite long, and there are some mistakes in the spellings of titles and authors. While I have tried my very best to correct the errors I found, some others may have crept in during my editing, so use this list at your own risk!

Some of the books are now out-of-print, but they may be available through your local Public Library. I have added as much publishing information as I could find, from Amazon.Com, and WorldCat, or from doing a Google search. There was one book that I could not find at all, and I noted it. I could not find very much at all for any of the listed videos; however there are now quite a few good videos at YouTube about making dolls.

I suggest that you go to Amazon.Com and at least read the customer reviews of a book, if there are any, before ordering it. If you want to find an out-of-print book, a very good used-book search engine is at http://used.addall.com/.




Anatomy




Anatomy and Perspective.
Charles Oliver.
Viking Press

* Paperback: 96 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications (April 2, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486435407
* ISBN(13): 978-0486435404
* Dimensions: 10.6 x 8 x 0.3 inches
* Weight: 8.8 ounces




Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist.
Stepen Roger Peck.
Oxford University Press

* Paperback: 272 pages
* Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (February 18, 1982)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0195030958
* ISBN(13): 978-0195030952
* Dimensions: 10 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
* Weight: 1.3 pounds




Body Watching.
Desmond Morris.
Crown Publishers

* Hardcover: 256 pages
* Publisher: Random House Value Publishing; 1st Edition. edition (October 12, 1985)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0517558149
* ISBN(13): 978-0517558140
* Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 1.1 inches
* Weight: 3 pounds




Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form.
Eliot Goldfinger.
Oxford University Press

* Hardcover: 368 pages
* Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 7, 1991)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0195052064
* ISBN(13): 978-0195052060
* Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.9 x 1 inches
* Weight: 3.6 pounds




Drawing




Draw From Your Head.
Doug Jamieson.
Watson-Guptill Publications

* Hardcover: 192 pages
* Publisher: Watson-Guptill (October 1, 1991)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 082301374X
* ISBN(13): 978-0823013746
* Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
* Weight: 1.8 pounds




Drawing the Human Head.
Burne Hogarth.
Watson-Guptill Publications

* Paperback: 160 pages
* Publisher: Watson-Guptill (February 1, 1989)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0823013766
* ISBN(13): 978-0823013760
* Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
* Weight: 2 pounds




Drawing With Lee Ames.
Lee Ames.
Doubleday

* Paperback: 272 pages
* Publisher: Main Street Books; 1st edition (August 1, 1990)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0385237014
* ISBN(13): 978-0385237017
* Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.7 inches
* Weight: 1.6 pounds




The Figure: An Artist's Approach to Drawing and Construction.
compiled by Walt Reed.
Watson-Guptill Publications

* Hardcover: 143 pages
* Publisher: distributed by Watson-Guptill Publications (1976)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0891340068
* ISBN(13): 978-0891340065
* Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.1 x 1 inches
* Weight: 2.2 pounds




Master Class in Figure Drawing.
compiled by Robert Beverly Hale.
Watson-Guptill Publications

* Paperback: 144 pages
* Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications (September 1, 1991)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0823030148
* ISBN(13): 978-0823030149
* Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.5 inches
* Weight: 1 pounds




Sculpture




Modeling the Figure In Clay.
sculpture by Bruno Lucchesi, text by Margit Malmstrom.
Watson-Guptill Publications

* Hardcover: 144 pages
* Publisher: Watson-Guptill (April 1, 1980)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0823030970
* ISBN(13): 978-0823030972
* Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
* Weight: 1.6 pounds




Modeling a Likeness In Clay.
Daisy Grubbs.
Watson-Guptill

* Hardcover: 160 pages
* Publisher: Watson-Guptill (August 1, 1982)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0823030946
* ISBN(13): 978-0823030941
* Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.6 x 0.8 inches
* Weight: 2.1 pounds




Sculpture Inside and Out.
Malvina Hoffman.
NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1939.

* Hardcover: 330 pages
* Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company (1939)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): N/A
* ISBN(13): N/A
* Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
* Weight: 2.0 pounds




Sculpture Principles and Practice.
Louis Slobodkin.
Dover Publications

* Paperback: 255 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1973)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486229602
* Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.1 x 0.7 inches
* Weight: 1.5 pounds




Stage Make Up.
Richard Corson.
Prentice Hall

* Hardcover: 389 pages
* Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1986.
* ISBN(10): 0138405212
* ISBN(13): 9780138405212
* Dimensions: 29 cm




Zorach Explains Sculpture: What It Means and How It Is Made.
William Zorach.
NY: Tudor Publishing Co., 1960.

* Paperback: 306 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications; Dover ed edition (April 1996)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486290484
* ISBN(13): 978-0486290485
* Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
* Weight: 1.2 pounds




Mold Making




The Materials and Methods of Sculpture.
Jack C. Rich.
Oxford University Press, 1947.
(Chapter 4: "Plaster of Paris" through
"Cleaning Old Casts," pages 57-72.
See also "Storing Plaster," pages 88-89.)

* Paperback: 512 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications; 10th edition (October 1, 1988)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486257428
* ISBN(13): 978-0486257426
* Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
* Weight: 1.7 pounds




Kilns and Firing




Ceramics for the Artist Potter.
F.H. Norton.
Addison Wesley Publishing

* Hardcover: 320 pages
* Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Inc (1957)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): N/A
* Dimensions: 27 cm




Ceramics.
Glenn Nelson.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.

* Paperback: 331 pages
* Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston; 2nd edition (February 2, 1966)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0030558905
* ISBN(13): 978-0030558900
* Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.1 x 0.8 inches
* Weight: 1.6 pounds




Electric Kilns and Firing.
Harry Fraser.
The Pitman Press, 1980.

* Paperback: 90 pages
* Publisher: London : Pitman, 1980
* ISBN(10): 0273013939, 0273013947
* ISBN(13): 9780273013938, 9780273013945
* Dimensions: 21 cm




Stoneware and Porcelain: The Art of High Fired Pottery.
Daniel Rhodes.
Chilton Book Co.

* Paperback: 217 pages
* Publisher: Pennsylvania : Chilton Book Company, 1974.
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0801900980
* ISBN(13): 9780801900983
* Dimensions: 10.4 x 7.2 x 1.2 inches
* Weight: 1.8 pounds




Porcelain




Painting China and Porcelain.
Sheila Southwell.
Blandford Press, Poole, Dorset

* Paperback: 128 pages
* Publisher: David & Charles (March 1998)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0715307231
* ISBN(13): 978-0715307236
* Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches
* Weight: 4.8 ounces




Porcelain the Elite of Ceramics.
Ronald Serfass.
NY: Crown Publishers, Inc.

* Hardcover: 191 pages
* Publisher: Crown Publishers; 1st THUS edition (June 13, 1984)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0517536218
* ISBN(13): 978-0517536216
* Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.3 x 0.8 inches
* Weight: 1.4 pounds




Painting




How to Paint Eyes.
Sharon Kinzie.
Livonia, MI: Scott Publications

* Paperback
* Publisher: Scott Pubns (July 1989)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0916809358
* ISBN(13): 978-0916809355
* Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.1 x 0.1 inches
* Weight: 13.6 ounces




Hair




The Handbook of Doll Repair and Restoration.
Marty Westfall
NY: Crown Publishers

* Paperback: 288 pages
* Publisher: Three Rivers Press; 1 edition (August 19, 1997)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0517887355
* ISBN(13): 978-0517887356
* Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
* Weight: 1.2 pounds




Clothing and the History of Costume




Children's Costume in America, 1607-1910.
Estelle Ansely Worrell.
NY: Charles Scribners and Sons

* Hardcover: 216 pages
* Publisher: Scribner (December 1980)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0684166453
* ISBN(13): 978-0684166452
* Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
* Weight: 1.6 pounds




Corsets and Crinolines.
Norah Waugh.
NY: Theatre Arts Books

* Paperback: 176 pages
* Publisher: Routledge (December 1990)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0878305262
* ISBN(13): 978-0878305261
* Dimensions: 11.6 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
* Weight: 1 pounds




Costume and Pattern Design.
Max Tilke.
Rizzoli International Publications, 1990.
[Originally published: New York: Hastings House, 1974].

* Hardcover: 177 pages
* Publisher: Hastings House (1974)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0803811918
* ISBN(13): 978-0803811911
* Dimensions:
* Weight:




The Cut of Men's Clothes: (1600-1900).
Norah Waugh.
NY: Theatre Arts Books

* Hardcover: 192 pages
* Publisher: Theatre Arts Books; 1 edition (January 7, 1987)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0878300252
* ISBN(13): 978-0878300259
* Dimensions: 10 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches
* Weight: 1.3 pounds




The Cut of Women's Clothes: (1600-1930).
Norah Waugh.
NY: Theatre Arts Books

* Hardcover: 394 pages
* Publisher: Routledge (January 7, 1987)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0878300260
* ISBN(13): 978-0878300266
* Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.2 inches
* Weight: 3 pounds




Dress and Undress: A History of Women's Underwear.
Elizabeth Ewing.
London: B.T. Batsford Ltd.

* Paperback: 192 pages
* Publisher: Drama Pub (November 1989)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0713416300
* ISBN(13): 978-0713416305
* Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
* Weight: 1.4 pounds




Dress in North America: The New World, 1492-1800.
Diana De Marla.
NY: Holmes and Meier

* Hardcover: 240 pages
* Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub (February 1991)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0841911991
* ISBN(13): 978-0841911994
* Dimensions: 10.3 x 7 x 0.9 inches
* Weight: 1.8 pounds




The Encyclopedia of World Costume.
Doreen Yarwood.
Bonanza Books Publishing
Distributed by Crown Publishers

* Hardcover: 471 pages
* Publisher: Bonanza Books; Reprint edition (May 25, 1988)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0517619431
* ISBN(13): 978-0517619438
* Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
* Weight: 1.4 pounds

Dover Reprint:

* Paperback: 480 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications (June 16, 2011)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486433803
* ISBN(13): 978-0486433806
* Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 1.3 inches
* Weight: 3 pounds




Fashion, The Mirror of History.
Michael and Adriane Batterberry.
Greenwich House
Distributed by Crown Publishers

* Hardcover: 400 pages
* Publisher: Greenwich House / Crown Publishers (December 2, 1987)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0517388812
* ISBN(13): 978-0517388815
* Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.4 x 1.4 inches
* Weight: 4.6 pounds




Five Centuries of American Costume.
R. Turner Wilcox.
NY: Charles Scribners and Sons

* Paperback: 224 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications (July 23, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486436101
* ISBN(13): 978-0486436104
* Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.6 inches
* Weight: 13.6 ounces




Historic Costumes in Pictures.
Braun and Schneider.
NY: Dover Publications, Inc.

* Paperback
* Publisher: Dover Publications; 1ST edition (1975)
* ISBN(10): N/A
* Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches
* Weight: 9.6 ounces




Kostümgeschichte in Bildern. [History of Costumes in Pictures.]
Wolfgang Bruhn and Max Tilke.
Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, 1941.
(German Publishers - look for translation)

* Hardcover
* Publisher: Orbis (January 1, 2001)
* Language: German
* ISBN(10): 3572012317
* ISBN(13): 978-3572012312
* Dimensions: 12.4 x 9.4 x 1.2 inches
* Weight: 3.6 pounds

Dover Reprint:

A Pictorial History of Costume From Ancient Times to the Nineteenth Century:
With Over 1900 Illustrated Costumes, Including 1000 in Full Color.

Wolfgang Bruhn, Max Tilke.

* Paperback: 176 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications (July 23, 2004)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486435423
* ISBN(13): 978-0486435428
* Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.1 x 0.5 inches
* Weight: 1.8 pounds




20,000 Years of Fashion: The History of Costume and Personal Adornment.
Francois Boucher.
NY: Harry N. Abrams Publishers, Inc., 1973.

* Hardcover
* Publisher: Harry N Abrams (January 1973)
* ISBN(10): 0810900564
* ISBN(13): 978-0810900561
* Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.7 x 2 inches
* Weight: 5.6 pounds




History of Children's Costume.
Elizabeth Ewing.
NY: Charles Scribners and Sons

* Hardcover
* Publisher: BIBLIOPHILE; reprint edition (1982)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): N/A




Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction C. 1660-1860.
Janet Arnold.
Drama Book Specialists Publishers

* Paperback: 76 pages
* Publisher: Drama Publishers; Revised edition (December 1977)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 089676026X
* ISBN(13): 978-0896760264
* Dimensions: 14.3 x 10.4 x 0.2 inches
* Weight: 14.4 ounces




Patterns of Fashion 2: Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction C. 1860-1940.
Janet Arnold.
Drama Book Specialists Publishers

* Paperback: 88 pages
* Publisher: Drama Publishers; 3rd edition (December 1977)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0896760278
* ISBN(13): 978-0896760271
* Dimensions: 14.3 x 10.3 x 0.2 inches
* Weight: 1.3 pounds




Sewing




The Complete Book of Needle Craft.
Janet Kirkwood, Ilse Gray, Lindsay Vernon, Elizabeth Ashurst, Margaret Maino.
NY: Exeter Books

* Hardcover: 352 pages
* Publisher: Exeter Books, New York; First edition. edition (February 1984)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0671060627
* ISBN(13): 978-0671060626
* Dimensions: 11 x 8.9 x 1.2 inches
* Weight: 4 pounds




Claire Shaeffer's Fabric Sewing Guide.
Claire Shaeffer.
Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company

* Paperback: 543 pages
* Publisher: Chilton Book Co; 2 edition (December 1989)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0801978025
* ISBN(13): 978-0801978029
* Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 1.4 inches
* Weight: 3.2 pounds




Needle Work.
Claire Shaeffer.
Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company

I could not find this book title anywhere.
However, I do have a copy of this book in my studio:

High-Fashion Sewing Secrets From The World's Best Designers:
A Step-byStep Guide to Sewing Stylish Seams, Buttonholes, Pockets, Collars, Hems, and More.

Claire B. Shaeffer.
Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, Inc., 1997.

* Hardcover: 246 pages
* Publisher: Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, Inc., 1997.
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0875967175
* Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
* Weight: 2.4 pounds




The Reinhold Book of Needlecraft:
Embroidery, Crochet, Knitting, Weaving, Macrame, Applique,
Patchwork, and Many Other Handicraft Techniques, Old and New.

Jutta Lammèr.
New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1973.

* Hardcover: 296 pages
* Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co; FIRST EDITIION edition (1973)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0442246714
* ISBN(13): 978-0442246716
* Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 1.3 inches
* Weight: 2 pounds




Hat Making




From the Neck Up: An Illustrated Guide to Hatmaking.
Denise Dreher.
Minneapolis, MN: Madhatter Press, 1981.

* Perfect Paperback: 199 pages
* Publisher: Madhatter Press; 1st edition (December 1981)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0941082008
* ISBN(13): 978-0941082006
* Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
* Weight: 1.3 pounds




The Hat Book: Creating Hats for Every Occasion.
Juliet Bawden.
Lark Books

* Paperback: 144 pages
* Publisher: Lark Books (1993)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0937274739
* ISBN(13): 978-0937274736
* Dimensions: 9.5 x 9 x 0.4 inches
* Weight: 1.2 pounds




The Mode in Hats and Headdress.
R. Turner Wilcox.
NY: Charles Scribners and Sons

* Hardcover: 366 pages
* Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons; 1st Revised edition (1959)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): N/A

Dover Reprint:

The Mode in Hats and Headdress: A Historical Survey with 198 Plates.
R. Turner Wilcox.

* Paperback: 368 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications (November 24, 2008)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486467627
* ISBN(13): 978-0486467627
* Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
* Weight: 1 pounds




Shoes




The Mode in Footwear.
R. Turner Wilcox.
NY: Charles Scribners and Sons

Dover Reprint:

The Mode in Footwear: A Historical Survey with 53 Plates.
R. Turner Wilcox.

* Paperback: 208 pages
* Publisher: Dover Publications (November 24, 2008)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0486467619
* ISBN(13): 978-0486467610
* Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches
* Weight: 9.9 ounces




Different Media Doll Artist Books




The Art of the Doll:
Contemporary Work of the National Institute of American Doll Artists.

Krystyna Poray Goddu; National Institute of American Doll Artists.
New York, NY : National Institute of American Doll Artists, 1992.

* Paperback: 171 pages
* Publisher: National Institute of American Doll Artists; 1st Edition/1st Printing 1992
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): N/A
* Dimensions: 28 cm




The Basic Body, Soft Sculpture Techniques.
Lisa L. Lichtenfels.
Springfield, MA : L. Lichtenfels, 1995.

* Spiral-bound: 112 pages
* Publisher: L. Lichtenfels (1995)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): N/A
* Dimensions: 28 cm




The Basic Head, Soft Sculpture Techniques.
Lisa L. Lichtenfels.
Springfield, MA: Rockfish Press.

* Spiral-bound: 60 pages
* Publisher: L. Lichtenfels (1991)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): N/A
* Dimensions: 28 cm




Dollmaking, One Artist's Approach.
Robert McKinley.
Richmond, VA: William Byrd Press

* Paperback: 167 pages
* Publisher: Mckinley Book (March 1991)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0962882100
* ISBN(13): 978-0962882104
* Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.2 x 0.4 inches
* Weight: 1.1 pounds




Fantastic Figures: Ideas and Techniques Using the New Clays.
Susanna Oroyan.
Lafayette, CA: C&T Publishing

* Paperback: 127 pages
* Publisher: C & T Publishing; First edition (January 1, 1995)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0914881000
* ISBN(13): 978-0914881001
* Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
* Weight: 1.2 pounds




Sculpting Dolls in Paperclay.
Robert McKinley.
Livonia, MI: Scott Publications

* Paperback: 60 pages
* Publisher: Scott Publications; First edition (June 17, 1994)
* Language: English
* ISBN(10): 0916809781
* ISBN(13): 978-0916809782
* Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches
* Weight: 10.4 ounces




Videos




Presenting George Stuart: Sculptor, Entertainer, Historian.
(1 hour)




Presenting George Stuart: How the Historical Figures are made.
(2 hours)




Living Dolls, The Artistry of Martha Armstrong-Hand.
(1 hour)




Modeling a Child's Head with Dianna Effner.
(1 hour)








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