Sculpture in Wood (Dover Books on Art Instruction, Anatomy) (Paperback)
Product Descriptionby Jack C. Rich
For anyone interested in sculpting wood, this is the one book to have. It is the most comprehensive, detailed, practical guide to the subject available. You'll learn not only about the tremendous variety of woods suitable for carving, but about tools and their uses, carving techniques (both traditional and modern), preservation of wood, seasoning, shrinkage and much more.
Down-to-earth, practical book by noted sculptor covers everything you need to know — woods, tools, equipment, carving techniques, finishing, preservation, etc. Especially valuable "dictionary of woods" covers geographical distribution, physical properties, carving characteristics, more. Over 70 photos and drawings illustrate methods and techniques, works by Brancusi, Henry Moore, Leonard Baskin, other artists.