The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making

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Awestruck by the sight of a Grinling Gibbons carving in a London church, David Esterly chose to dedicate his life to the art its physical control, intricate beauty and intellectual demands. Forty years later, he is the foremost practitioner of Gibbons's forgotten technique, which revolutionised ornamental sculpture in the late 1600s. After a fire at Hampton Court Palace in 1986 destroyed much of Gibbons's masterpiece, the job fell to David Esterly to restore his idols work to its former glory. It turned out to be the most ...

The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making 2014, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780715649190

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The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making 2013, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, London

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