Carvings

    Anatomical Venus

    By Morbid Anatomy Museum

    Hardback Save £5.52 = £14.43

    Beneath the original Venetian glass and rosewood case at La Specola in Florence lies Clemente Susini's Anatomical Venus c. 1790, a perfect object whose luxuriously bizarre existence challenges belief. This title reveals the evolution of the enigmatic sculptures from wax effigy to fetish figure and the embodiment of the uncanny.

    Embodied Spirits - Gope Boards from the Papuan Gulf

    By Virginia-Lee Webb

    Hardback £78.96

    In Papua New Guinea, "spirit boards," also known as "gope," were carved from wood by important men of an extended family or clan. Made from discarded canoes and usually decorated with carved and painted designs on one side, these boards vary greatly in style. At the turn of the 20th...

    Netsuke: 100 miniature masterpieces from Japan

    By Noriko Tsuchiya

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Netsuke have once again come to the fore in the popular imagination of the public. This book brings together one hundred of the beautiful and interesting netsuke from the extensive collection of the British Museum, each of which has its own special charm and story to tell.

    English Medieval Misericords

    Paperback Save £5.54 = £14.45

    A comprehensive survey of the intriguing misericord carvings, setting them in their religious context and looking at their different themes and motifs.

    Japanese Netsuke

    By Edmund De Waal

    Hardback Save £9.54 = £20.46

    The V&A's collection of netsuke is world-famous, and this stunning book draws on its many highlights to explore the origins of netsuke and to trace the sources of their designs in prints, paintings and woodblock-printed books.

    Church Misericords and Bench Ends

    Paperback from £6.65

    With the increasing disappearance of stained glass in medieval churches, the surviving wood carvings on church misericords and bench ends are extremely important in providing an insight into the medieval mind. This book outlines the history of church seating and discusses the craftsmen and the influences behind their work.

    Hare With Amber Eyes

    By Edmund De Waal

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment.

    Complete Book of Woodcarving

    By Everett Ellenwood

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    Contains instruction and nine projects to help you learn the classic carving styles and techniques along with the fundamentals of wood and tool selection, sharpening, creating a workspace and finishing your completed work. This title also includes a chapter on power carving.

    Art of Letter Carving in Stone

    By Tom Perkins

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    Portrays the beauty of this age-old craft of letter carving in stone, alongside practical instruction. This book guides through the basics of letter carving, drawn lettering and making simple designs; explains a proportioning system for classical Roman capitals; and demonstrates a useful approach to designing letterform variations.

    Madame Tussaud and the History of Waxwork

    By Pamela M. Pilbeam

    Paperback Save £4.74 = £13.25

    Tussaud's catered for the public's fascination with monarchy, whether Henry VIII and his wives or Queen Victoria, as well as for their love of history, acting as an accessible and enjoyable museum. This work looks at Madame Tussaud herself and her exhibition as part of the wider history of wax...

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