Carving Classical Styles in Wood

Carving Classical Styles in Wood

by Frederick Wilbur

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861083630
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 654,487
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction11
The woodcarving trade
The need for custom work
1Classical Styles21
Idiom and style
Principles of design
2Relief Carving33
Types of relief
Working methods
3Tablets and Cartouches61
Scrolls
Lettering
4Radiating Designs85
Fans
Sunbursts
Shells
5Keystones103
Astragal-and-cyma profile
Scrolled
Relief
6Terminations119
Types
Finials
Pineapple
7Applications141
Mirror
Cassetta
Glossary164
Select bibliography168
Metric/imperial conversion table170
About the author171
Index172

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Carving Classical Styles in Wood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Skeetor More than 1 year ago
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.