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[Book Review] Japanese Patinas by Eitoku Sugimori


#1

Japanese Patinas
by Eitoku Sugimori


Price: $22.50

Media: Hardcover
Manufacturer : Brynmorgen Press
Release data : 15 November, 2004

This is the latest book from Tim McCreight=92s Brynmorgan Press. It
will be available from your favorite bookerie in February. Not for the
faint of heart! This is a study of an ancient art. There are no
instant recipes here. There are recipes, step by step processes,
literally hundreds of years of experience released in 120 pages. It
is a guide steeped in tradition and presented with the greatest
respect.

Here is a quote from the introduction that will give you a little of
the flavor:

=93The Japanese term “onkin-chishin” describes the dual need to honor
the past and grow into the future. As artists we have an obligation
to respect our predecessors and give something new to those who come
after us. In addition to learning the techniques they have passed on
to us, we must also take up the ongoing search for beauty. Our
definitions will be different, but the search is the same. As we work
in our studios, the very work leads us along this path. As we cut
grind, and polish in search of our forms, we become philosophers,
searching for beauty.=94

The book is beautifully illustrated and punctuated with outstanding
work from a broad variety of metalsmiths. From aesthetics to zinc a
richness of thought prevails.

Full Color, Hard cover, 6 by 9 inches, 120 pages, List $22.50

Bill
@Bill_Seeley1
Reactive Metals Studio
View our online catalog <www.reactivemetals.com>


#2

Hello O-team,

Follow-up to the original post by Bill Seeley
(http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/archive/200501/msg00981.htm).

I’ve been reading through my copy of this book and I thought it worth
mentioning to anyone interested in the subject that this beautiful
but modest looking book is well worth a look.

Within it’s humble 100 pages are step-by-step procedures, recipes
using everything from beer to nails, color photos, illustrations,
history, and some very nice metal work. The metals discussed include
brass, bronze, copper, silver alloys, gold alloys and a variety of
exotics.

A great set of appendices make up the last 20-odd pages including
Recipe Summary, Alloy Formulas and Patina Samples.

So if you’re into patina work, especially if you work in a variety of
metals, this little book is a real gem.

Cheers,
Trevor F
in The City of Light

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Japanese Patinas
by Eitoku Sugimori


Price: $22.50

Media: Hardcover
Manufacturer : Brynmorgen Press
Release data : 15 November, 2004


#3

I would like to add my comments to Trevor’s this book is beautiful.
I just received my copy it is filled with gorgeous photos and
wonderful illustrations that highlight a clearly written text. Bravo
to Mr Sugimori for providing us with such a wonderful introduction
to the creation of the amazing patinas of Japanese metalworking. And
a big thanks to Tim McCreight and Brynmorgen Press for publishing
another fine gem. Keep it up.

Excerpts from: Japanese Patinas:
Library > Surface Manipulation >Patination > Japanese Patinas

http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/directory/library/source/86/583/intro/1

Japanese Patinas
by Eitoku Sugimori


Price: $22.50

Media: Hardcover
Manufacturer : Brynmorgen Press
Release data : 15 November, 2004

Jim

Jim Binnion

James Binnion Metal Arts
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Toll Free (877) 408 7287
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