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Carving Classical Styles in Wood

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.

Carving Architectural Detail in Wood

This is the first detailed guide to one of the most important traditional woodcarving skills, carving. Wilbur takes the reader, step-by-step, from the basic building blocks of classical design to the practicalities of carving enriched mouldings, volutes, rosettes and capitals. A thorough primer in classical ornament, this book will be indispensable to cabinetmakers and furniture restorers as ...