Here is a remarkable study of English woodcarvers and woodcarving from the earliest times to furniture craftsmen of the Georgian era. The book pays special attention to the role of the carver in work designed for the Crown over several hundred years. The center of Oughton's study revolves around Grinling Gibbons, one of the great stylists -- as exemplified by his work at St. Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle, and other historic buildings.
Also included are illustrated notes on the various carving styles, reproductions of contemporary documents, and an extract from the author's major research study, Inventory of Woodcarving in the British Isles.
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Descripción Stobart Davies Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Grinling Gibbons and the English Woodcarving Tradition (New edition), Frederick Oughton, A study of woodcarving from the earliest times to the Georgian period, with an emphasis on the role of carvers and their work for the Crown over several hundred years. The central figure is Grinling Gibbons, who is exemplified by his work at St Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Petworth House, Hampton Court Palace and other historic houses. It includes his business dealings with Sir Christopher Wren and John Evelyn, and is illustrated with reproductions of contemporary documents, photographs of period carvings and drawings of ornamental carving styles. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780854420827
Descripción Stobart Davies Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. new ed edition. 224 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0854420827