The Prop Builder's Molding & Casting Handbook (Paperback) by Thurston James (Author)
Since there are few printed resources available on the topic, the book deserves credit for treatment of this increasingly popular approach to art- and propmaking.
The sequel to James's The Theater Props Handbook , this is the second book in the author's crafts trilogy. Properties master of the UCLA theater department, James provides concise, step-by-step instructions on molding and casting procedures using some 30 different materials from papier mache to the new rubber materials. Some 450 illustrations enhance the text. LJ' s reviewer called the previous volume "a marked improvement" over earlier efforts on the topic and an "extremely clear, comprehensive manual" for the professional and novice ( LJ 3/15/88). Be on the lookout for a third book on mask-making in the fall of 1990.
-Francine Fialkoff, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.