Wood Carving: A Carefully Graduated Educational Course
by Joseph Phillips



Wood Carving: A Carefully Graduated Course, by Joseph Phillips, 1896

Wood Carving: A Carefully Graduated Course was 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."

Unlike many 19th century books on relief wood carving which featured graphic images with little in the way of explanatory text, Wood Carving: A Carefully Graduated Course provides a set of twelve graduated lessons, each of which is accompanied by a half-tone photograph of the carving in discussion. Explanatory text leads the reader in the steps taken in the creation of the form.

Grounded in the spirit of the British Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th century, Wood Carving: A Carefully Graduated Course, is a one-of-a-kind 19th century technical book. The beginner, intermediate as well as the advanced carver of today will benefit from the instructions of a practitioner of the craft and of the period.

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: The Toolemera Press (March 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 9780983150084
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches