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Masters: Woodturning: Major Works by Leading Artists

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Publisher Comments:

The lathe used to be a utilitarian tool only, but in the hands of todays artists woodturning has undergone a beautiful transformation. This stunning international collection showcases the work of 40 pioneering woodturners who have expanded the possibilities of the medium. Their pieces range from classic to humorous to sculptural to amazing. Curator Jim Christiansen introduces each masters multi-page gallery with an insightful overview, and the creators themselves offer their lyrical thoughts on wood, nature, and art.

 

The artists include:

Bill Luce (calabash bowl forms)

Michael Hosaluk (surface color and texture)

Michelle Holzapfel (complex carved elements)

Gerrit Van Ness (narrative sculpture)

Cindy Drozda (lidded vessels)

Hans Weissflog (multiple-axis turning techniques)

 

 

 

Book News Annotation:

A woodworking artist himself, in Moscow, Idaho, as well as a curator of exhibits, Christiansen says it has only been during the past quarter century that artists have discovered the lathe that furniture makers have been using for centuries. The 40 artists whose work he profiles here are a bare sampling, he says, of the creativity that has risen since then in the medium of turned wood. The selection is designed to illustrate a range of techniques and approaches. One major distinction is between artists who seek to highlight the character of the wood they are working with, and those who exploit its qualities in order to create something that could be made of most any material. Color photographs with informative captions accompany quotations by artists. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600591686
Subtitle:
Major Works by Leading Artists
Publisher:
Lark Books
Editor:
Tourtillott, Suzanne J. E.
Author:
Lark Books
Author:
Christiansen, Jim
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
History
Subject:
21st century
Subject:
Woodwork - General
Subject:
BG-JUVENILE PROP - BG-JUVY NON-FICTION
Subject:
Art woodwork - History - 21st century
Subject:
Turning (Lathe work) - History - 21st century
Subject:
Crafts/Woodworking
Subject:
BG-JUVENILE PROP - BG-TODDLER/PRESCHOOL
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Masters: Major Works by Leading Artists
Publication Date:
20090303
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
8 x 9 in

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