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Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
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.
Charles Edenshaw
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.
Modeling The Head In Clay
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.
Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making
An inspired reflection on creativity and achievement by one of the world's most renowned artisans
Chip Carver's Workbook
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.
Carving Classic Female Faces in Wood: A How-To Reference for Carvers and Sculptors
Noted sculptor Ian Norbury gives woodcarvers a thorough, how-to guide to bringing out the beauty of a female face from a block of wood.
Complete Book of Woodcarving
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.
Tom Wolfe Carves Woodspirits and Walking Sticks
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.
Anatomical Venus
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.
Grinling Gibbons and the English Woodcarving Tradition
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.
Carving Patterns by Frank C. Russell: from the Stonegate Woodcarving School: Birds, Animals, Fish
Franks Casket
Carving the Native American Face
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.
Hunky Punks: A Study in Somerset Stone Carving
Carving Wildfowl Canes and Walking Sticks with Power
Over 145 clear color photographs illustrate each step required to create beautiful, lifelike waterfowl cane handles with power tools. Patterns are provided for fifteen different cane handle projects, ranging from the American Flamingo to the Wood Duck. Also included are instructions for procuring, sizing, and fastening proper cane shafts to the finished handles.
Carving the Human Figure
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.
Whittling and Woodcarving
Carving Animal Canes and Walking Sticks
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.
Art of Letter Carving in Stone, The
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.
Complete Guide to Chip Carving
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.
Green Man
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.
Soap Carving for Children of All Ages
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.
Pictish Colouring Book
Premiers Retables (Early Altarpieces): XII Debut Du XV Siecles
A vast survey focusing on the birth of the altarpiece in France and its development from the 12th century to the late gothic period (early 15th century).
Folk Carved Nativity
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.
Netsuke: 100 miniature masterpieces from Japan
Carving Folk Figures with Power
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.
Carving Dolphins and Whales
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.
Hangin' In There: Creative Cowboy Carving
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.
Tom Wolfe's Treasury of Patterns: 90 Patterns for Dog Carvers
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.
Tom Wolfe Goes to the Dogs: Carving Dogs
Dogs have been a favorite subject for carving since the earliest years. From hunting dogs to the family pet, dogs have a special place in the hearts of people. Tom Wolfe manages to capture their personality in his own creative, witty way. Easy to follow step-by-step instructions, with color illustrations.
Scrimshaw: The Whalers Legacy
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.
Dome of the Rock and its Umayyad Mosaic Inscriptions
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.
Carved Wooden Torah Arks of Eastern Europe
Best Kept Secrets of the Western Marches
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.
Cats by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-E Paper Book
Dreher Carvings: Gemstone Animals from Idar-Oberstein
Features the carvings of master engravers Gerd and Patrick Dreher - 114 gemstone animals, each one made from an individual gemstone.
Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (Volume 1): The Old Town and South Edinburgh
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.
Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (Volume 2): The New Town, Leith and the Outer Suburbs
This is the second of two volumes documenting the entire spectrum of public sculpture in Edinburgh, including free-standing commemorative monuments, architectural carvings, and contemporary site-specific interventions, all presented in both their art-historical and social contexts. The focus here is on the New Town, and the suburbs to the north.
Secrets Of Noh Masks
Little Book of Wooden Bowls: Wood-Turned Bowls Crafted by Master Artists from Around the World
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.
Wyvern Collection: Medieval and Later Ivory Carvings and Small Sculpture
One of the most important collections of medieval ivory carvings and small sculpture, available to the public for the first time.
Room 22 Revisited
Room 22 in the Keep of Carlisle Castle reveals more of its stories and secrets in even greater detail and depth.
Japanese Netsuke
In this richly illustrated and highly accessible book, Julia Hutt draws on the V&A's world-famous netsuke collection to explore the origins and techniques of this captivating art form.
Fundamentals of Figure Carving
This study of carving the human figure in wood concentrates on the anatomical structure of the body and details specific areas of common difficulty to woodcarvers such as eyes, ears, hands, feet and hair. The book includes step-by-step sequences outlining the techniques involved.
Modelling and Sculpting Animals
Carving Facial Expressions
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.
Pens From the Wood Lathe
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.
Carving Caricature Busts
Pete shares a great number of techniques and secrets of caricature carving in this volume, paying attention, as always, to the minute details that make the difference between a good carving and a great carving. Every step is illustrated with a color photograph and a clear explanation. Patterns and a gallery, showing all sides of the works, are included to help the carver even more.