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VENTRILOQUISM MAGIC WITH YOUR VOICE
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By George Schindler,Ed Tricomi
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One of the world's most famous magicomedians and ventriloquists discusses every aspect of his art and reveals tricks of the trade. George Schindler, the Dean of the Society of American Magicians, has kept audiences spellbound for more than forty years. In this guide for beginners and experienced ventriloquists alike, he defines the art and offers practical advice as well as inspiration. Starting with basic "vent" techniques, Schindler discusses the cultivation of a variety of voices and explains how to make puppets appear lifelike. He also presents helpful suggestions for putting an act together, developing comedy material and scripts, and even handling bookings and publicity. Thirty-eight figures and photos illustrate basic and advanced techniques in addition to puppets and their movements.
AuthorGeorge Schindler,Ed Tricomi BindingPaperback
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By Caroline Crabtree,Pam Stallebrass
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An illustrated, comprehensive reference work and guide to beadwork from all corners of the globe - from Greenland to Japan, and from the Zulu and Swazi in South Africa to the Eskimo-Aleuts people of the Arctic. An introduction to beadwork is followed by a survey of bead manufacturing centres in Europe (Venice, Amsterdam, Czech Republic, Lyons) and Asia (India, Taiwan, Japan). Then there are four sections on beadwork made in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Oceania and the Arabian Gulf, and Europe. Each has an introduction, with a map showing trade routes, and then sections divided geographically, from East Africa to Greenland. The fifth section is on construction and technical terms, with specially-taken photographs of items made using these techniques. This is followed by an illustrated discussion about collecting and conserving beadwork, and a list of museums.
AuthorCaroline Crabtree,Pam Stallebrass BindingHardcover
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By Mary Maguire
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'The Bead Maker' shows you everything you need to know to create beautiful handmade bead jewellery. All the techniques are covered, including use of self-hardening clay, polymer clay, paper, felt, and foil, as well as covering embellishing techniques for polystyrene and wooden formers. The second section applies these techniques to specific `recipes,' each one illustrated with photographs of the finished product. In a final section Mary Maguire offers advice and techniques on making jewellery from your finished beads. 'The Bead Maker' shows you everything you need to know to create beautiful handmade bead jewellery. All the techniques are covered, including use of self-hardening clay, polymer clay, paper, felt, and foil, as well as covering embellishing techniques for polystyrene and wooden formers. The second section applies these techniques to specific `recipes,' each one illustrated with photographs of the finished product. In a final section Mary Maguire offers advice and techniques on making jewellery from your finished beads  
AuthorMary Maguire BindingPaperback
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