Sculptures in Wood: The Art of Ian Norbury

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A Fascinating Gallery of Carvings From One of The World's Leading Scupltors

This book is an opportunity for lovers of fine woodcarving to examine the work of one of the art form's living masters-Ian Norbury- detailing his innovative techniques and his original and imaginative subjects.

More than 100 photographs richly illustrate his work in this book, which combines a mastery of woodcarving technique and a rich imagination inspired by artists ...

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Overview

A Fascinating Gallery of Carvings From One of The World's Leading Scupltors

This book is an opportunity for lovers of fine woodcarving to examine the work of one of the art form's living masters-Ian Norbury- detailing his innovative techniques and his original and imaginative subjects.

More than 100 photographs richly illustrate his work in this book, which combines a mastery of woodcarving technique and a rich imagination inspired by artists such as Barlach, Dali, Magritte, Fuchs, Jonssen and most of all, the Mexican surrealist Remedios Varo. Ian is steeping in Eurpoean cultural history and has an overwhelming sense of the fatalistic repetition of history and the inevitablility of the archetypal errors of humanity endlessly repeating themselves.

Recognized as one of the world's leading wood sculptors, Ian Norbury is in demand as a teacher worldwide. His work is astonishing in its viruosity of executions, enigmatic mystery and beauty. In recent years, his innovative use of metals, stones, shells, gems, mixed timbers and inlays of colored woods, have given his work new direction.

Norbury will continue to push the boundaries of woodcarving, perhaps in directions that will dismay the traditionalists, enrage the politically correct and delight his fans. Mich of his work is based on European folklore and mythology combined with cynical tongue-in-cheek side-swipes at the pomposity of contemporary life. This finds an easy rapport with audiences, and his great technical expertise in the rendering of detail and his acute observations of expressions and appearances are irresistible to many people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232228
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 978,911
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Norbury is the author of Carving Facial Expressions, Fundamentals of Figure Carving, and Techniques of Creative Woodcarving. He has taught sculpture in the United States, England, Iceland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Germany. His sculptures are displayed at the White Knight Gallery in Cheltenham, England. His work includes commissions for Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Beautiful People 3
Chiyonofuji 4
Cromwell 6
Maasai Warrior 8
Bubbles 9
Slave 10
Samburu Girl 12
Slave Girl 13
Africa 14
Girl with Ribbons 16
Girl with Petticoat 18
Humidor 20
The Stripper 22
Jesters 23
Acrobat 25
Because He's Worth It 26
Fastnacht 28
The Impersonator 30
Justice 34
The Idealist 36
Touchstone 40
Hop Frog 43
Reaching for the Moon 46
The Wheel of Fortune 48
Lord of Misrule 50
Harlequins 51
Harlequin Abandoned 52
Harlequin, the Storyteller 56
Harlequin the Politician 58
The Dream Maker 62
Corruption 64
Autumn Leaves 66
Mythology 67
Gaea 68
Aphrodite 70 Andromeda 72
Moros 72
Bride 74
Merlin 76
Merlin II 78
Literature 79
Ariel 80 Falstaff 82
A Midsummer Night's Dream 84
Puck 88
Ozymandias 90
Sick Rose 92
Titania 93
Sheba 94
Pierrot 96
Death of Pierrot 98
Fantasies 101
The Alchemist 102
The Astrologer 104
The Dagger 106
The Drummer 108
Theatre Mask 110
Venice 111
Secrets 112
The Temple 114
Europhobia 116
Genesis 118
Tree Spirits 122
The Box of Delights 125
II Serenissima 128
Animals 129
Whales 130
Dolphins 132
Monkey 133
Dominion 134
Falcon 136
Racehorse 137 Arkle 138
Tiger 139
The Making of the Masterpiece 140
The Early Years 144

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