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Stone Carving for the Home & Garden

Stone Carving for the Home & Garden
  • Publishing: Autumn 12
  • Pub month: September
  • ISBN-13: 9781861088444
  • Author: Steve Bisco
  • Price: £16.99
  • Binding: PB
  • No. of pages: 176
  • Photos: 423 colour photographs
  • Dimensions: 276 x 210 mm
  • Colour : Full colour throughout

Stone Carving for the Home & Garden

You may not have considered the ancient art of stone carving to be something that can be practised as a hobby but assume it is the territory of stone masons and sculptors undertaking intricate work on a grand scale. This inspiring book introduces the medium of stone to the hobby carver as an accessible and rewarding pastime without having to undertake a stone mason’s apprenticeship or tackle heavy and unwieldy materials and equipment. Based mainly on the period styles of carving found in historic buildings and ancient ruins, the projects are a mix of decorative and sculptural objects on a practical and manageable scale that can be easily displayed in the home or garden.

Each project is presented in a clear step-by-step format and includes some historical context for the style of the piece along with a handy pattern to trace and scale to size. An introductory section includes comprehensive information on stone-carving tools, different types of stone, how to handle stone, the basics of stone carving and information on periods and styles of carving.

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