Book Review: Clay Modeling

submitted by Dennis Heinzeroth

 

 

                                                                  

  

Clay Modeling: Techniques for Giving Three-dimensional Form to Idea

 

 

Title: Clay Modeling: Techniques for Giving Three-dimensional Form to Idea
Author: Yasusota Yamada
ISBN 4-7796-0155-X
Publisher: San'ei Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan
Pub. Dates: April 1993, December 1997, December 2006 
Format: Soft Cover 147 pages Full Color and Black and White Photos,
English and Japanese Text 10.1 x 9.7 x 0.5 inches 

 

 

Clay Modeling: Techniques for Giving Three-dimensional Form to Idea is a compilation of 12 articles published in issues 79 to 91 of Car Styling Magazine, labeled as Car Styling 93 ½ Extra Edition with articles from Nakao Saito, Kohei Mizoroki and Kiyomi Takeshita. The projects featured in this book are explained in layman's terms in hopes of inspiring anyone that would like to become a design sculptor and done in cooperation with the Nissan Design Center which “agreed to reveal the modeling know-how gained over many years of experience.”

 

If you've ever wondered about what goes into designing cars and the process of creating the final versions you see on the showroom floor or motoring down the highway, this is the book for you. This book covers all aspects of creating an automobile clay model, in scale and full size as well as interiors and finishes. It provides a comprehensive list of sculpting tools, materials and techniques. Every aspect of the design creation process is explained with great attention through numerous diagrams, photos and text. Nothing has been left to the imagination, as far as I can tell.

 

There have been 3 printings of this book and all issues appear to be sold out from the publisher. It does turn up for sale on some book selling websites from time to time. If you're interested in what it takes to model a car in clay, this is the one tome that explains it all in great detail.

 

 

 

Numerous photos, diagrams, and text

 

 

Every aspect of the design creation process is explained with great attention
 
 

 

 

         Dennis Heinzeroth

 

                                                                                       

 

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