Carving Classical Styles in Wood

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This book explains the principles of classical ornamentation and how the motifs evolved through the Greek, Roman, Romanesque, Renaissance and Neoclassical periods. Carving techniques are described and illustrated with separate chapters covering relief panels, bands and foliage; tablets, escutcheons, scrolls and cartouches; fans, sunbursts and shells; keystones and finials.

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Overview

This book explains the principles of classical ornamentation and how the motifs evolved through the Greek, Roman, Romanesque, Renaissance and Neoclassical periods. Carving techniques are described and illustrated with separate chapters covering relief panels, bands and foliage; tablets, escutcheons, scrolls and cartouches; fans, sunbursts and shells; keystones and finials.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861083630
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 852,034
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
The woodcarving trade
The need for custom work
1 Classical Styles 21
Idiom and style
Principles of design
2 Relief Carving 33
Types of relief
Working methods
3 Tablets and Cartouches 61
Scrolls
Lettering
4 Radiating Designs 85
Fans
Sunbursts
Shells
5 Keystones 103
Astragal-and-cyma profile
Scrolled
Relief
6 Terminations 119
Types
Finials
Pineapple
7 Applications 141
Mirror
Cassetta
Glossary 164
Select bibliography 168
Metric/imperial conversion table 170
About the author 171
Index 172
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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    Good detailed examples and terminology definitions

    I got this book as a beginner woodcarver. The book is a good introduction for terminology and relief carving. I enjoy the amount of background in classical styles as well as the detailed examples of how to achieve some of the carving styles.
    I was so please with my first book of Mr. Wilbur's that I also purchased another of his books, Decorative Woodcarving, Accessories for the Home.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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