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Living Materials

A Sculptor's Handbook

Oliver Andrews


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Every material has an active presence and every material is susceptible to change. The task of the sculptor is to understand the natural properties of a chosen material, to know in the process of creation how best to work with, or against, its characteristics. In this generously illustrated studio manual, sculptor Oliver Andrews takes a new approach to sculpture, focusing on how the innate assertiveness of materials affects the complex act of making a sculpture.

University of California Press, 9780520064522, 364pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 1988

About the Author

The late Oliver Andrews was a sculptor and Professor of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles.