Nature

Dinosaur Sculpting

Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 292

View: 815

This new book, greatly expanded from the 1995 first edition, describes detailed, step-by-step procedures for sculpting, molding and painting original prehistoric animals. It emphasizes the use of relatively inexpensive materials including oven-hardening polymer clay and wire. Additional tips are offered on how to build distinctive dino-dioramas and scenes involving one's own original sculptures that you will learn how to conceive and build. This book will appeal to a new generation who would like to break into the industry of paleosculpture. Techniques range from "basic" to "advanced." The authors also discuss what it means to be a "paleoartist."
Science

Dinosaur Imagery

Author: John J. Lanzendorf

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 551

The art of natural history is often both compelling and emotive, as well as emblematic of society's view of the world. This art reflects the messages that scientists hope to send to a general audience as a part of their effort to influence how public funds are spent in support of science. The art is the medium AND the message. The public fascination over dinosaurs has been fueled by images that eloquently illustrate current scientific theories about dinosaur behavior, physiology, locomotion, and reproduction. The evidence for many of these theories is very good. The art of dinosaur depiction is firmly rooted in the processes of scientific inquiry. Because the paintings and sculptures that illustrate dinosaur science are so powerful, collectors vie for this art paying top dollar to acquire it and display it. One of the largest personal collections is held by John Lanzendorf--over 100 superlative paintings and drawings, 40 significant sculptures (bronze), many other small pieces, drawings, figurines, action figures, and more. Artists represented in this unparalleled collection are the best illustrators, painters, sculptors and movie-magicians. Key Features * Art from the John Lanzendorf collection - the world's best * Contributions from 20 leading paleontologists - each have written a short commentary on a certain piece of art * Eye-pleasing layout - full pages of art are complemented by an accompanying page of commentary
Nature

Dinosaur Memories

Author: Allen Debus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 640

View: 195

Dinosaur memories are hard to forget! Most who revel in the current renaissance in dinosaur science, art, fiction and movies, or who enjoy the other appealing prehistoric animals so well popularized by the media have fond recollections of what it was like “growing up dinosaur.” Together with wife Diane and his father Allen G. Debus, Allen A. Debus unveils treasured dinosaur memories and stories about prehistoric animals and paleo-people, spanning from the cold-blooded dinosaur ‘era,’ to the modern wave dinosaur renaissance. Beginning with fondly recalled roadtrips to prehistoric places where T. rex still reigns, Dinosaur Memories ventures into the realm of thunder beasts and explores the rich ‘pop-cultural’ appeal of prehistoric animals. If you’ve ever collected dinosaurs, enjoyed fossil hunting or visits to see the old bones in museums, Dinosaur Memories is a book you’ll still recall years from now! Thirty-five chapters are grouped into seven sections titled, “Roads Into Prehistory,” “Thunder Beasts,” “Dinosaur Worlds,” “Fantasy Dinosaurs,” “Fossil Trickery,” “Paleo-people,” and “Rustlin’ up Dinos.”
Animal sculpture

Dinosaur Sculpting

Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animal sculpture

Page: 100

View: 828

Science

Dinosaur Memories

Author: Allen Debus

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 637

View: 157

Dinosaur memories are hard to forget! Most who revel in the current renaissance in dinosaur science, art, fiction and movies, or who enjoy the other appealing prehistoric animals so well popularized by the media have fond recollections of what it was like “growing up dinosaur.” Together with wife Diane and his father Allen G. Debus, Allen A. Debus unveils treasured dinosaur memories and stories about prehistoric animals and paleo-people, spanning from the cold-blooded dinosaur ‘era,’ to the modern wave dinosaur renaissance. Beginning with fondly recalled roadtrips to prehistoric places where T. rex still reigns, Dinosaur Memories ventures into the realm of thunder beasts and explores the rich ‘pop-cultural’ appeal of prehistoric animals. If you’ve ever collected dinosaurs, enjoyed fossil hunting or visits to see the old bones in museums, Dinosaur Memories is a book you’ll still recall years from now! Thirty-five chapters are grouped into seven sections titled, “Roads Into Prehistory,” “Thunder Beasts,” “Dinosaur Worlds,” “Fantasy Dinosaurs,” “Fossil Trickery,” “Paleo-people,” and “Rustlin’ up Dinos.”
Nature

Dinosaurs Ever Evolving

Author: Allen A. Debus

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 849

From their discovery in the 19th century to the dawn of the Nuclear Age, dinosaurs were seen in popular culture as ambassadors of the geological past and as icons of the “life through time” narrative of evolution. They took on a more foreboding character during the Cold War, serving as a warning to mankind with the advent of the hydrogen bomb. As fears of human extinction escalated during the ecological movement of the 1970s, dinosaurs communicated their metaphorical message of extinction, urging us from our destructive path. Using an eclectic variety of examples, this book outlines the three-fold “evolution” of dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters in pop culture, from their poorly understood beginnings to the 21st century.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Walking with Dinosaurs Dinopedia

Author: Steve Brusatte

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 417

This Walking with Dinosaurs Encyclopedia is filled with facts about the dinosaurs from the movie as well as facts about the world the dinosaurs inhabited and theories about their rise and fall. With full-colour images from the film and photos of paleontologists at work, this encyclopedia is a must-have item for Walking with Dinosaurs fans. The original TV series, Walking with Dinosaurs, had 70 million viewers and the long-running live stage show has sold 7 million tickets. The long-awaited 3D motion picture comes out this December, and is sure to thrill fans.
Science

The Great Alaskan Dinosaur Adventure

Author: Buddy Davis

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 137

View: 837

Based on a spine-tingling adventure into the wilderness of Northern Alaska, this book follows the trail of a team of creation scientists who recently discovered frozen dinosaur bones. Assuming that dinosaurs evolved 235 million years ago, then died-out mysteriously 65 million years ago... scientists have a problem trying to explain unfossilized bones of gigantic beasts that once roamed the earth. This true adventure is documented with photographs and journal notes. Besides braving the elements, the team encountered wild bear and dogs, snakes, mosquitoes, and difficult digging conditions. An inspiration for Bible-believing Christians everywhere
Fossils

Fossil Record 4

Author: Robert M. Sullivan

Publisher: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

ISBN:

Category: Fossils

Page: 332

View: 424

Juvenile Nonfiction

Dinosaurs All Around

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 382

On a visit to the workshop of Stephen and Sylvia Czerkas, where a life-size dinosaur model is being constructed, the reader learns what dinosaurs really looked like, how we know how big they were, how they moved, and what color skin they may have had.
Science

Carbon Dates

Author: Donald F. Glut

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 926

For each date in the calendar year, the author identifies events relating to dinosaurs that happened in various years, including the birthdates of scientists, discoveries, and opening of dinosaur movies.
Nature

Jurassic Classics

Author: Donald F. Glut

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 520

Contains essays which cover a variety of topics about paleontology and dinosaurs.
Performing Arts

The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen

Author: Roy P. Webber

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

View: 946

Ray Harryhausens animated creatures sparkled with predatory alertness and subtle quirks of behavior that stamped each with a distinct and memorable personality. His use of stop-motion animation a method of animating movable models and puppets brought dinosaurs and monsters to life on the silver screen. Many animators and special effects wizards, like Phil Tippett of Jurassic Park and Jim Aupperle of Planet of Dinosaurs who are still working on prehistoric-based films, openly credit Ray Harryhausen as having influenced their careers. His films are famous for being among the very best of the genre. The first chapter of this book chronicles Harryhausens for mative years and work on numerous 16mm experiments, beginning with his viewing of King Kong in 1933. The next four chapters cover his four feature-length dinosaur films, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, The Animal World, One Million Years B.C. and The Valley of Gwangi. These chapters provide extensive information about all aspects of the staging of their stop-motion content and many additional facets of the overall production process. The paleontological accuracy of his saurians from a modern perspective is also examined. A chapter on his work and experiences in the 1970s and beyond discusses potential dinosaur projects, as well as The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, which is not a saurian film, but does include the bat-winged homunculus. An appendix covers a number ofdinosaur-related films that Harryhausen had a hand in.
Juvenile Nonfiction

My Life With The Dinosaurs

Author: Stephen Czerkas

Publisher: ibooks

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 230

View: 588

Traveling to different parts of the world, visiting museums, or going out on dinosaur digs are just part of what Sylvia and I do in our work. When we are back home we continue our research, "digging" through reference books. There is a great deal of studying. But even this is thrilling. Like detectives, we solve mysteries and gain our information from ancient fossilized clues to the past.
Performing Arts

Stop-Motion Puppet Sculpting

Author: Tom Brierton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 86

View: 847

Stop-motion puppet animation is one of the most unusual and demanding art forms in the world. It uses a variety of skills, including design, sculpting, metal work, mold making and casting, taxidermy, filmmaking, storytelling and acting, and can be seen in the simplest commercial spots on television to more complex animated shorts and science fiction and fantasy feature films. This work explains research and design of puppets, and details the fabrication of stop-motion puppets around a metal armature skeleton using the build up and foam injection processes. The former technique uses pre-cut blocks of foam formed with a pair of scissors or other instrument into the shape desired and attaching them to the armature. In the latter technique, the character is sculpted in clay over the armature. This clay sculpture is then replaced with foam by using a plaster mold and injection gun techniques. Finishing techniques described include the making of hair, eyes, eyelids, teeth, horns, nails, and chitinous (insect-shell-like) surfaces. The manual also covers the process of creating replacement heads using rubber molds (such as RTV) and urethane castings. A glossary and bibliography complete the extensively illustrated work.
Performing Arts

I Was a Teenage Movie Maker

Author: Don Glut

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 537

"This volume takes a firsthand look at the movie-making career of Don Glut. Beginning with his first movie, Diplodocus At Large, at age nine, it explores Glut's various attempts and creative processes he used to bring his vision to life. A chronological f
Art

Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance

Author: Barry J C Purves

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 372

View: 955

Be inspired by award-winning animator Barry Purves' honest insight into the creative process of making stop motion animations, using his own classic films to illustrate every step along the way. With Barry's enthusiasm for puppets in all their many guises and in-depth interviews from some of the world's other leading practitioners, there is advice, inspiration and entertainment galore in Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. And there's more! Many of the artists and craftsmen interviewed have contributed their own specially drawn illustrations - showing their inspirations, heroes and passion for their craft. These beautiful images help make the book a truly personal journey into the heart of the animation industry with broad appeal for anyone with a love of animation.
Science

Assembling the Dinosaur

Author: Lukas Rieppel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 114

Lukas Rieppel shows how dinosaurs gripped the popular imagination and became emblems of America’s industrial power and economic prosperity during the Gilded Age. Spectacular fossils were displayed in museums financed by North America’s wealthiest tycoons, to cement their reputation as both benefactors of science and fierce capitalists.
Fiction

Sculpting Anna

Author: Venus Reising

Publisher: Bella Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 395

After enduring a soul-crushing loss, Professor Lexy Strayer might be ready to love again. But she’s determined that when she takes that step it won't be with one of her students. Anna Stevens, back in the classroom after ten years away, is interested, interesting and oh so appealing, but when she makes a tentative advance, Lexy rebuffs her. Not with a student. Jennifer Gardiner has no such scruples. She teaches in the English Department too—when she’s not cranking out gory murder mysteries or jumping in bed with anything that has breasts and a pulse. Jennifer would be happy to take her friend’s place with Anna, but for the moment she’s too busy with a new adjunct instructor, the sexy and secretive Andrea Cole, a big fan of Jennifer’s writing...and her other talents. Lexy’s brain knows exactly what she should do, but her hands haven’t gotten the message. Every nude she sculpts at her weekly art class looks like Anna. Maybe Anna would be willing to give her another chance? Then Jennifer's exes start to turn up dead in ways that copy her novels. As if things aren't complicated enough…