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Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth History, Lore, and 12 Artistic Patterns

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ISBN-10: 1565233298

ISBN-13: 9781565233294

Edition: 2009

Authors: Shawn Cipa

List price: $19.95
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From chimeras to gargoyles, this step-by-step tutorial to making these mysterious figures guides beginning woodworkers through the entire carving process and includes finishing techniques to fully capture the haunting and humorous expressions of these popular ornaments. After mastering traditional water-spouting gargoyles and classic grotesques, a pattern gallery of rowdy characters and functional projectsincluding a gargoyle cane-topper, a green man door knocker, a crouching imp, and a screaming keystone grotesqueprovide new challenges for experienced carvers. A directory of where to find surviving gargoyles around the world complements fascinating information on the symbolism, legend, and…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Shawn Cipa is the author of Carving Gargoyles, Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth, Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood, Carving the Nativity, and Carving Folk Art Figures. Cipa was featured in Carving Wood Spirits and Green Men by Lora S. Irish. He earned national recognition for his carving in 2000 by taking first place in the Santa Carving Competition sponsored by Woodcraft Corporation. His work has been featured in Woodcarving Illustrated.