by Thom Boswell (Editor)
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Paperback (September 1995) Create a fascinating kaleidoscope with one of these fine projects, or gain an insight into how kaleidoscopes work. There are 10 projects to choose from, plus a thorough discussion of how the different image results are made.
An Eye Opening Book on Kaleidoscopes
Reviewer: Gabriel Wizard from Pacific Grove, CA January 1, 2000 Thom Boswell has written a wonderful book on the art of Kaleidoscopes. It opens with a brief history and explanation of the science behind these magical instruments. Next follows a beautiful gallery of color images which highlights not only the splendor of the inside of the scope, but also the creativity and artistic skill of many kaleidoscope makers. The pictures taken inside the scopes are the clearest and most beautiful I've ever seen. And the artistry of the exteriors is beyond belief. Many artists are featured and their scopes displayed for your enjoyment. You will be touched by each as they work their own unique magic in designing and building some of the most wonderful scopes imaginable. Finally, Mr. Boswell provides you with plans and projects for building your own kaleidoscopes. There are designs for scopes made from PVC pipe, stained glass, wood, brass and other materials. Each project is fully explained and illustrated and even a novice will be successful at kaleidoscope building using these instructions. This section of the book was a real eye opener for me, as I had never imagined that I could create a kaleidoscope myself. After reading this book, I have become an avid scope maker and now I even run a forum that helps others make and appreciate kaleidoscopes. I can highly recommend this book for anyone who likes kaleidoscopes or would like to learn how to make one. And be sure to drop by my forum to discuss making or enjoying kaleidoscopes with like minded people. You won't be sorry if you buy this book! Gabe Wizard, Forum Host Kaleidoscope Korner
As easy to follow a craft book as I have ever seen!
Reviewer: A reader from Boise, Idaho June 4, 1999 This easy to follow, well laid out how-to book will allow you to make a simple kaleidoscope within the first few hours and very complex ones in a manner of days. My children loved having daddy's attention to making them each a scope.