The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film, and TV

2nd Edition

Eric Hart

Published March 8, 2017
Reference - 428 Pages
ISBN 9781138183674 - CAT# Y220624

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Experienced prop maker Eric Hart walks readers through techniques used in historical and contemporary prop making and demonstrates how to apply them to a variety of materials. Hundreds of full-color photographs illustrate the tools and techniques used by professional prop makers throughout the entertainment industry.

New features to the second edition include:

  • Updated information on the latest tools and materials used in prop making
  • Both metric and standard measuring units
  • Step-by-step photos on common techniques such as upholstery, mold making, and faux finishing
  • Expanded coverage of thermoplastics, foam, and water-based coatings


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