Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n photosculpture A process of sculpturing statuettes, medallions, and the like, by the aid of photography. The person whose likeness is to be taken is placed in the focus of a number of photographic cameras, placed at equal distances from one another, and is thus photographed all round. The resulting pictures are projected in succession by means of a magic lantern on a transparent screen. The operator works behind this screen on a piece of modeling-clay, turning it round as he proceeds, and copying the images on the screen by means of a pantograph which has its reducing-point armed with a molding-or cutting-tool, so that, as the longer arm traces every figure on the screen, the shorter one reproduces it in the clay.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- n Photosculpture fō-tō-skulp′tūr the art of taking likenesses in the form of statuettes or medallions by the aid of photography.