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.
|Publisher:||Guild of Master Craftsman|
|Product dimensions:||8.25(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.81(d)|
Table of Contents
|The woodcarving trade|
|The need for custom work|
|Idiom and style|
|Principles of design|
|Types of relief|
|3||Tablets and Cartouches||61|
|Metric/imperial conversion table||170|
|About the author||171|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.