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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • DEDICATION
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION: Designing Original Dolls
  • SECTION 1: EVOLUTION OF THE DOLL
    • What is a Doll?, Elemental Forms, Primitive Forms, Simple Forms, Basic Forms, The Outline Form, The Basic Rag Doll, Variations
  • SECTION 2: THE HEAD
    • Adding Dimension, Turns and Curves, Darts and Contours, Fully Sculptural, Appliqued Features, Beginning Needlesculpture, Beginning Stitches, Beginning to Sculpt, Pressed Cloth, Fabric-Covered Sculptures, Blended Method (The Lisa Lichtenfels Head), Masks, Painting
  • THE GALLERY OF FACES
  • SECTION 3: THE BODY
    • The Basic Body, Body Contours, Traditional Japanese Body, Shaping the Bust, Hands, Feet, The Puzzle Form, Patterns by Draping
  • GALLERY OF DOLLS
  • SECTION 4: BODY JOINTS
    • Decorative Joints, Joint Options, The Bead Joint, The Stitched Bead Joint, The Button Joint
  • SECTION 5: ASSEMBLIES
    • Working the Wire, The Wire Armature, Inserting the Wire, Covering the Wire, Fixed Figures
  • GALLERY OF DOLLS
  • SECTION 6: FINISHING THE FIGURE
    • Techniques, Hair, Shoes, Bases, Embellishments
  • APPENDIX A
    • Teaching Yourself the ABC's of Dollmaking
  • APPENDIX B
    • Sources, Artists, Supplies, Bibliography, About the Author, Index

Title: ANATOMY of a DOLL
Author: Susanna Oroyan
Publication Date: TPB:1997
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Page Count: 144
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN:

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. This is a fantastic book full of techniques for soft sculpture/doll-making. It has a plethora of illustration and tons of beautiful examples from a wide variety of soft sculpture artists. I didn't give it a pattern rating even though there are a few patterns for basic head and body forms because this isn't really a pattern book, and I didn't want a pattern rating to be misleading.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating. For anyone looking for solid source of techniques and styles, this is the book.

SUMMARY- Have I gushed enough? I was really blown away by this book. The huge collection of gallery pictures was alone worth the price of admission. She chose a wide variety of artists, all of which had something interesting to contribute. This book is exceptional, and I'm glad I have it on my shelf.