Making Mobiles
by Bruce Cana Fox

215 x 275mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd, PA, USA


ISBN 0-7643-2474-8

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Extract from back cover of book:

When observing an especially beautiful mobile, beginning artists offen think, "Wow, I want to make one like THAT!" If you have stood under a mobile by Alexander Calder and entertained such thoughts, this book will help you "make one like that."

This guide provides practical and encouraging step-by-sfep instructions for making horizontally balanced mobiles. From assembling the materials and tools through the designing, fabricating, assembly, painting, and hanging stages, you can create your own mobiles, with Bruce at your side the whole time. His 19 carefully written chapters and 190 color photographs let you see and understand all the stages toward creating your mobiles. He even shows you how to fix a mistake and pack it for shipping.

By following Bruce's steps and positive attitude, hours of fun and challenge will be rewarded with art you are proud of.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial


1. Introduction

2. First Mobile - Lightweight Sample

3. Materials

4.Tool Selection

5. Mobile Design

6. Cutting Elements

7. Forming The Bail

8. Balancing the Horizontal Element

9. Horizontal Element Connection Rod

10. Vertical Element Connecting Rod

11. Rivet Removal and Other Repairs

12. Hanging and Swivels

13. Finishing Considerations

14. Painting

15. Reassembly and Final Tweaks

16. Packing and Hanging

17. Expanding On Basic Designs

18. Developing a Personal Style

19, Sources for Tools and Naterials

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