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CAST:
Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process
Jen Townsend & Renée Zettle-Sterling
• 800 images and 500+ artists reveal all that the process of casting
has to offer
• By detailing its contemporary uses and its long history, probes casting’s major
impacts on society
• From statuary to toilets and bricks to wedding rings, casting is
everywhere in our lives
Featuring exquisite photos of 800 contemporary and historic works, this first-
of-its-kind book reveals how the process of casting—pouring material into a
mold—has transformed our world through its history and omnipresence. In these
image-rich pages, craft, fine art, design, and everyday objects offer us perspectives
on casting’s unique possibilities, its place in history, and its role in contemporary
object creation. Comprehensive and insightful, the book includes writings on
casting as it relates to Art History (by Suzanne Ramljak), Ceramics (by Ezra
Shales), Glass (by Susie Silbert), Large Metal (by Joe Becherer), Jewelry (by
JenTownsend), and AlternativeMaterials (by Elaine King). Amulti-disciplinary
approach—including everything from traditional lost wax casting in non-ferrous
metals to cast rubber, glass, porcelain, plaster, and some very unexpected
materials—makes this an essential resource for artists, craftspeople, historians,
designers, and everyone interested in the objects that populate our world.
Jen Townsend
and
Renée Zettle-Sterling
are metalsmiths, authors,
and teachers with an insatiable passion for casting of all varieties.
Size: 9" × 12" • 803 color & b/w images • 448 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5338-3 • hard cover • $80.00
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to Amulets
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$45.00
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