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9781588342478

Stone Carvers: Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral

Stone Carvers: Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral
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  • ISBN-13: 9781588342478
  • ISBN: 1588342476
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

AUTHOR

Hunt, Marjorie

SUMMARY

Marjorie Hunt presents the lives and careers of two Italian American master stone carvers, Roger Morigi and Vincent Palumbo, who have spent decades creating the sculptural works, such as gargoyles, grotesques, capitals, pinnacles, saints, and angels that embellish Washington National Cathedral. Exploring the carvers' underlying aesthetic attitudes, Hunt reveals the spirit of creativity and mastery that infuses their work. The book records the stone-carving process, highlighting the carvers' complex body of technical knowledgetheir opinions of various stones, their preferred tools for different stages of carving, and their techniques for achieving effects of light and shadow.Hunt, Marjorie is the author of 'Stone Carvers: Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral', published 2007 under ISBN 9781588342478 and ISBN 1588342476.

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