Arts: Machine Made

Science encroaches further and further upon Art. We accept now, as a matter of course, the marble cutters and casters every sculptor employs to reduce, more or less geometrically, the artist's plaster model to a tougher medium; and it is an exception indeed when an artist hews his own stone (as Rodin did). Now the lens supersedes the artist's eye, as the mechanical cutter has superseded his hand. Camera-made busts are causing a London flurry. One Howard M. Edmunds is the inventor of a process, very intricate, but briefly described as follows:...

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