BOOK LIST - CARVING TECHNIQUES
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B2534) Esterly, David. GRINLING GIBBONS AND THE ART OF CARVING. 1998. 11" x 8 3/8", 223 pages, 177 illustrations in black and white and colour. Published to coincide with the major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The work of the greatest of decorative woodcarvers is seen from a new perspective, through the eyes of a fellow carver. David Esterly’s ground-breaking approach allows us to understand the process by which Gibbons’ exuberant carvings were created, and how the forms of the carvings reflect the organisation of Gibbon’s workshop. His formidable carving techniques are discussed, and his tools, workshop practice, materials and finishing are dealt with in detail. Chronology, Bibliography. Soft covers, near fine. 30.00 pounds sterling
B1765) Davies, Mike. WOODCARVING BY NUMBERS. 1997. 10 7/8" x 8 1/4", 144 pages, extensively illustrated in colour and black and white. Step-by-step instructions, accompanied by clear photographs show each stage in close-up detail. The projects are carefully selected to enable you to develop a range of skills, guiding you through the techniques of relief, incised and three-dimensional carving. Soft covers, fine. 25.00 pounds sterling
B540) Fried, Frederick. ARTISTS IN WOOD, AMERICAN CARVERS OF CIGAR-STORE INDIANS, SHOW FIGURES, AND CIRCUS WAGONS. 1970. 12" x 9", 297 pages, 29 color and over 235 black and white illustrations. This standard study includes many period photographs as well as biographical information on the carvers. Useful bibliography. Hb in dw; very good copy, however clear film on rear of dust wrapper has crazed somewhat. US$ 50.00 / 30.00 pounds sterling
B2104) Pye, Chris. RELIEF CARVING IN WOOD A Practical Introduction. 10 7/8" x 8 1/8", 163 pages, well illustrated, mainly in colour. Taking just one simple design, Chris Pye leads us in detail through the process of carving in both low and high relief. Introductory chapters give advice on tools, materials, and setting up a workplace. Each stage of the carving is illustrated in detail with colour photographs and line drawings; the final chapters show how to use more advanced techniques to speed up the work, how to design your own reliefs, and what additional tools you may need for more ambitious projects. Soft covers, near fine. 14.50 pounds sterling
B2035) Pye, Chris. WOODCARVING Tools, Materials & Equipment. 1994. 10 7/8" x 8 1/8", 356 pages, nearly 700 photographs and line drawings. Sets out to describe, as completely as possible, the tools and equipment available to the woodcarver, and the fundamental skills of how to care for them, sharpen them, and use them to a high standard. Illustrated soft covers, near fine. US$ 27.00 / 18.00 pounds sterling
B2245) Morton, Peter. The CARVER'S COMPANION A GUIDE TO CARVING IN WOOD AND STONE. 1958. 10" x 7 1/2", 70 pages, 47 pages of photographs, line illustrations. A well illustrated treatise by one of the leading carvers of the period. Original cloth binding with dw, dw has suffered loss and creasing at the upper and lower edges, and has been strengthened; otherwise a very good copy. US$ 37.50 / 25.00 pounds sterling
B1405) Hanna, Jay S. THE SHIPCARVER'S HANDBOOK How to Design and Execute Traditional Marine Carvings. 1988. 9 3/4" x7", 108 pages, black and white illustrations. The only treatise available on the techiques of marine carving, useful to both amateur and professional carvers. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 18.75 / 12.50 pounds sterling