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The Lost Carving: A Journey to the Heart of Making
 
 
Author
David Esterly.
Publisher Penguin  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780143124412
Pages/Publication Date 280/2013
Daedalus Item Code 49101
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Awestruck at the sight of Grinling Gibbons's 300-year-old carved woodwork in a London church, David Esterly chose to dedicate his life to ornamental woodcarving—its physical rhythms, intricate beauty, and exacting technical demands. Today, 40 years later, Esterly is the foremost practitioner of Gibbons's all-but-forgotten techniques, carving spectacular cascades and pendants of flowers, fruits, and foliage in astonishing detail. After a 1986 fire at Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace, Esterly was chosen to replace a destroyed Gibbons masterpiece, and this supreme challenge forced him to question his abilities and delve deeply into what it means to make a thing well. In this beautifully crafted memoir, illustrated with black and white photos throughout, Esterly explores the connection between creativity and physical work and illuminates the passionate pursuit of a vocation that requires the utmost of one's intellect, skill, and creative spirit.

"Profound and wondrous.... Esterly is that uncommon thing, a visual artist who can coax as much beauty from words as he can from his primary medium."—Salon.com

"This is a strange and wonderful book, simultaneously a meditation on the nature of making and a reflection on time. It is riveting."—Edmund de Waal

 
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