Most popular Carvings: artworks books
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment.
Explores the legacy of an iconic figure in Canadian traditional and Haida art, with the largest collection of his best carvings in wood, silver and argillite. It includes discussions on the history of Haida art, current issues surrounding the style and interviews with some of Edenshaw's decendents and contemporary artists like Raymond Boisjoly.
Contains instruction and nine projects to help you learn the classic carving styles and techniques along with the fundamentals of wood and tool selection, sharpening, creating a workspace and finishing your completed work. This title also includes a chapter on power carving.
This craftsman's companion celebrates 31 of the woodturners and innovative artists from around the world who have taken bowl-making to a higher level of aesthetic form. Each artist's profile includes full-color, studio-quality photographs of their most spectacular work, along with insights on their design ideas and objectives.
Portrays the beauty of this age-old craft of letter carving in stone, alongside practical instruction. This book guides through the basics of letter carving, drawn lettering and making simple designs; explains a proportioning system for classical Roman capitals; and demonstrates a useful approach to designing letterform variations.
Featuring colour photographs, this beginner's guide covers tools and materials, the best woods, holding and sharpening chip carving knives and laying out and transferring patterns. It also contains chapters on borders, grids, rosettes, free-form design, positive image design and lettering.
An introduction to an important traditional woodcarving skill, and a thorough primer for woodcarvers in the vocabulary of classical ornament and the practical skills needed to carve it. A step-by-step guide through the basic building blocks of classical design.
Tom has been carving these Spirits for years, and they are constantly in demand. Now he leads the carver, step-by-step, through their creation, each step illustrated in beautiful color photographs. An extensive gallery is included, jam-packed with examples and ideas for the readers own work.
One of the most important collections of medieval ivory carvings and small sculpture, available to the public for the first time.
The human figure is the most important subject in sculpture, and this book offers a thorough grounding in the skills needed to carve it successfully. The emphasis is on carving the wood, but sculptors in stone and other media should find it equally valuable.
Beneath the original Venetian glass and rosewood case at La Specola in Florence lies Clemente Susini's Anatomical Venus (c. 1790), a perfect object whose luxuriously bizarre existence challenges belief. This title reveals the evolution of the enigmatic sculptures from wax effigy to fetish figure and the embodiment of the uncanny.
Green men are figures or heads that were carved in churches, abbeys and cathedrals from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. This book discusses the origins and definitions of these figures and traces their many declines and revivals throughout history. It is suitable for any church history enthusiast.
Using over 250 color images, 4 patterns, and clear step-by-step instructions, the reader is taken through all the steps necessary to carve and finish each figure in the nativity in basswood: Mary, Joseph, Jesus and His creche, an angel, shepherd, the three kings, a camel, donkey, ox, and sheep. All of the materials and tools needed for these projects are listed.
The native American face has long fascinated artists in every medium. In this new book, Terry Kramer offers the wood carver a method for creating realistic native American faces in wood. Each step is illustrated in full color and clearly described. A gallery of faces is included.
Presents the remarkable gothic ivories collection in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.
This is the first of two volumes documenting the entire spectrum of public sculpture in Edinburgh, including free-standing commemorative monuments, architectural sculptures, and contemporary site-specific interventions, all presented in both their art-historical and social contexts. The focus here is on the historic Old Town, and the suburbs to the south.
This guide to creating facial expressions in woodcarving shows step-by-step work from the band-sawn block. It uses models of both sexes, covering a variety of ages and a variety of emotions such as sadness, anger, pride and determination. For both beginners and experienced woodcarvers.
Renowned contemporary sculptor Bruno Lucchesi takes a single life-size head through all the stages of rough in, modeling, refining the surface, and finishing and texturing, enabling the reader to see exactly how he positions and models every detail. The book demonstrates not just highlights of the creative process, but every step from beginning to end.
A study of woodcarving from the earliest times to the Georgian period, with an emphasis on the role of carvers and their work for the Crown. The central figure is Grinling Gibbons, who is exemplified by his work at St Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Petworth House and Hampton Court Palace.
Pens and pencils made at the wood lathe are becoming increasingly popular. This book explains the techniques with 273 step-by-step color photos and helpful text covering twelve different styles of pens. Advice on selection of materials, set-up, turning, and finishing techniques, and tips for final assembly of the pens make this book the ultimate reference for the field.
Ian Norbury uses innovative techniques in sculpting his original and imaginative subjects. This examination of his art includes over 100 illustrations which show how he bases many works on European folklore and mythology
Over 180 color photos and concise text take the reader through all the tools, techniques, and individual steps, for carving life-like animal-head canes with power tools. From choosing the blank and setting the eyes to texturing the fur and painting the finished handle, you learn all the steps. Fifteen different animal patterns are included.
The V&A's collection of netsuke is world-famous, and this stunning book draws on its many highlights to explore the origins of netsuke and to trace the sources of their designs in prints, paintings and woodblock-printed books.
Any person capable of using a saw, rasp, screwdriver, and chisel can set about to create beautiful furnishings and useful accessories for the home. Illustrations and basic instructions for tables, chairs and seats, bedroom furniture, hall racks and stands, cabinets and bookcases, window blinds, and many miscellaneous articles are provided, along with a thorough primer on tools and techniques.
Howard K. Suzuki demonstrates the basic techniques of carving by teaching the reader to carve on bars of soap. He integrates art and science to produce a super learning experience for children (of all ages) who would like to learn to carve.
Outlines the basics of wood selection, tools and sharpening, layout, lettering, and finishing, while instructing on the techniques for decorating household items and creating pieces in a variety of designs.
Alan Micklethwaite, a stone carver with many years' experience in the conservation of historic monuments and sculpture, introduces the reader to the techniques and methodology of restoration stone carving, from simple relief to complex sculpture in the round, set against a sound conservation philosophy.
Carving that is approachable and simple for all ages. Not only are there eleven highly defined patterns, but Donna will take you step-by-step through the process of both carving and painting. Each step is illustrated with a color photograph and an easy-to-follow description of the technique. A gallery shows the finished figures. The result is a wonderful project for carvers of all skill levels.
Tall tales, local legends, and personal ruminations are transformed into folk figures by Frank Russell. Follow his detailed instructions with photographs and project plans to create nine delightful folk figures in wood using power carving tools. Accompanying the stories and projects are comprehensive instructions for carving small details of hands, feet, clothing and shoes.
An inspired reflection on creativity and achievement by one of the world's most renowned artisans
Tom leads the carver through the process of creating a beautiful Santa ornament for the tree or to be displayed on a stand. A basic understanding of carving techniques is all that is needed to follow these fully-illustrated step-by-step instructions.
All of the techniques necessary for capturing the sleek beauty and strength of dolphins and whales in wood are presented here. Dale Power takes the carver through each step in the process of creating a dolphin from basswood with a combination of hand and power tools, then burns, paints, and mounts it. Patterns for three dolphins and two whales are provided as well as a color gallery.
These fanciful figures let the imagination run wild. You can make them friendly or sinister, young or old, comic or deadly serious. Tom gives patterns and step-by-step instructions illustrated in full color. The gallery has a coven of Wizards, in both full-figure and bust forms.
Cleve takes you step-by-step through the process of carving a cowboy, his horse, the cliff, and all the little details that complete this delightful work of art. Concise directions, 265 color photographs, and detailed patterns guide you through the carving process and detailed painting instructions complete the project.
In his long and creative career as a woodcarver, Tom Wolfe has created literally hundreds of dog patterns. 90 of the best of these are offered here for the first time in print. Clear line drawings of a variety of dogs will give carvers all they need to produce wonderful creations. The breeds covered include everything from poodles to coon dogs, and dachshunds to terriers.
Scrimshaw, or whale tooth carving, is historical, beautiful and complex. Over 400 color photos of American scrimshaw folk art pieces and a fascinating text relates the hard, daily life of the nineteenth century sailor/scrimshander aboard whaling ships. The materials, patriotic and romantic themes, and tools used are displayed and explained. Also, modern scrimshaw artists are presented.
When was the Dome of the Rock built and what meanings was the structure meant to convey. This book returns to one of the important pieces of evidence: the mosaic inscriptions running around the two faces of the octagonal arcade. Detailed examination of the physical characteristics, morphology and content of these inscriptions provides new evidence.
A unique medieval story, told over a 400-year period in the form of carvings, created by illiterate garrison soldiers, local stonemasons and simple yeomen, on the stone walls and a wooden door in a small room on the second floor of the keep of a northern Border fortress ... Carlisle Castle.