Wood Carving - A Carefully Graduated Educational Course by Joseph Phillips
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Wood Carving: A Carefully Graduated Educational Course, by Joseph Phillips,1896
Unlike many 19th century books on relief wood carving, Wood Carving provides a graduated series of twelve lessons, each of which is accompanied by a photograph of the relief carving discussed, with annotations to explain the steps taken in the creation of the form.
Published "...to fill a long-felt want for a graduated course of exercises, these being suggested by a long and varied professional and teaching experience... by Joseph Phillips, Medallist and Instructor of Wood Carving, Modelling, &c., in the counties of Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumberland and Notts and approved by the Home Arts and Industries Association, Royal Albert Hall, London."
Grounded in the spirit of the British Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th century, Wood Carving is a one-of-a-kind text of value to the beginner, the intermediate as well as the advanced carver who seeks to learn from a period practitioner of the craft of wood carving.