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This page contains links to some other sites that I think contain interesting material and opinions.
Battersby 02.26.99
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click here to go to a history of Coney Island
Discovered in 1609 by Henry Hudson, the world's first roller coaster debuted there in 1884, etc.
click here to go to a history of Luna Park
"The Heart of Coney Island". Opened in 1902, it's concept was based on the ride called "A Trip to the Moon" , created by Frederick Thompson, in 1901.
click here to go the govt spec on plaster restoration
Preserving Historic Ornamental Plaster.
click here to go to an interesting story about gypsum
This page tells where plaster comes from, etc. It is interesting, even though it concentrates on sheetrock, one of the major factors in the demise of the plaster trade. I was around to witness the downfall of the once proud trade that my father, Tom, and grandfather, Charlie, practiced from the early 1920s on, and taught me to use, both for personal satisfaction and betterment, and as a way to "pay the bills".
click here to go to Andrew Werby's article on art and architecture
This link will take you to an opinion of Andrew's, regarding art and architecture. To quote him (03 12 99) - "I wrote this about 2 years ago; I may have mellowed a little since then and might not be so harsh if I did it today". It is an interesting opinion, and there is also a link there to his web site, which covers a wide variety of sculpture related subjects, etc. Going to United Artworks.com is highly recommended.
click here to go to Christopher Pardell's article
This link takes you to an article Chris wrote on plaster.
click here to go to Walt Barlow's Ornamental Plaster site
This link will take you to Walt Barlow's Ornamental Plaster site.
click here to go to Dan Spector's Archicast site
Dan Spector's Archicast site details his moldmaking and casting services. Dan is also a lifecaster, and you can click here to go directly to the art Dan creates from the human animal.
click here to go to Mike Gainer's site
Michael Gainer is a software developer / lifecaster. The link above will take you to the BNG Lifecasting Home Page. Click here to go directly to his do it yourself handcasting technique. Illustrated, with detailed step by step procedures included.
 
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