Carving the Historic Western Face

A gallery of 16 other figures is included to give the reader other ideas. This book is written for beginners and for veterans who are seeking new ways to improve their work.

Author: Bob Lundy

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0887403212

Category: Art

Page: 113

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Three carving projects from the old west: The Cowboy, The Indian, and The Mountain Man. With informative instructions and clear photographs, each project goes from the raw wood to a finished, realistic portrayal. A gallery of 16 other figures is included to give the reader other ideas. This book is written for beginners and for veterans who are seeking new ways to improve their work.


ISBN : 0-88740-699-8 soft cover $ 12.95 Carving the Historic Western Face Bob Lundy . Three carving projects from the old west : The Cowboy , The Indian , and The Mountain Man . With informative instructions and clear photographs ...

Author: Lelooska

Publisher: Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers

ISBN: PSU:000063145076

Category: Art

Page: 96

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A rare look into the traditional ways of creating the beautiful masks that have brought such admiration to the Native American carvers of the Pacific Northwest. Each step to carving such a mask is illustrated and described in this book.

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science Technology and Medicine in Non Western Cultures

Mataihi is the gable-end “face” of the meetinghouse. In the Williams Dictionary of the Maori Language, the word mataaho was recorded as early as the first Edition (1844). Mataihi appeared for the first time only in the fifth edition ...

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402045592

Category: Science

Page: 2428

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Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.

Memoirs Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Bristol and the Western Counties of Great Britain

You will notice , too , the beautiful carving of the ornaments in the cornice of the arcade , -busts , and animals , and men ... in the north - west face ( opposite to the last ) there was originally a third doorway ( now blocked up ) ...

Author: Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland


ISBN: UOM:39015036826199

Category: Bristol (England)

Page: 398

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The History and Antiquities of London Westminster Southwark and Parts Adjacent With Engravings Vol 1 4 by T Allen Vol 5 by T Wright

a a finish es with a parapet above a cornice ; beneath the first window from the west on the south side is a lintelled ... it is in three stories ; the first contains two small windows slightly arched in its western face and a lintelled ...

Author: Thomas ALLEN (Topographer)


ISBN: BL:A0022797110


Page: 852

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A History of the Crusades V 4 Art and Architecture of the Crusader States

The central tower ( 0 ) of the west face was enclosed in a round tower , and a talus was built all along the west and ... the western being designed for the commandant and containing a fine vaulted chamber with decorative carving on the ...

Author: Kenneth Meyer Setton

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299068242

Category: History

Page: 466

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This work contains information and analysis of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the medieval world. The six volumes stand as a history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Muslim, and Christian perspectives.

The Art History in Remote Antiquity Period and The Three Dynasties Xia Shang and Zhou Dynasty

The other one is the dragon and dragonfly, decorated with two staggered animal faces. There are many excavations ... In short, the skills of bone carving, ivory carving and jade carving in the Western Zhou sculpture art are very high.

Author: Li Shi

Publisher: DeepLogic


Category: History


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The book is the volume of “The Art History in Remote Antiquity Period and The Three Dynasties (Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasty)” among a series of books of “Deep into China Histories”. The earliest known written records of the history of China date from as early as 1250 BC, from the Shang dynasty (c. 1600–1046 BC) and the Bamboo Annals (296 BC) describe a Xia dynasty (c. 2070–1600 BC) before the Shang, but no writing is known from the period The Shang ruled in the Yellow River valley, which is commonly held to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. However, Neolithic civilizations originated at various cultural centers along both the Yellow River and Yangtze River. These Yellow River and Yangtze civilizations arose millennia before the Shang. With thousands of years of continuous history, China is one of the world's oldest civilizations, and is regarded as one of the cradles of civilization.The Zhou dynasty (1046–256 BC) supplanted the Shang and introduced the concept of the Mandate of Heaven to justify their rule. The central Zhou government began to weaken due to external and internal pressures in the 8th century BC, and the country eventually splintered into smaller states during the Spring and Autumn period. These states became independent and warred with one another in the following Warring States period. Much of traditional Chinese culture, literature and philosophy first developed during those troubled times.In 221 BC Qin Shi Huang conquered the various warring states and created for himself the title of Huangdi or "emperor" of the Qin, marking the beginning of imperial China. However, the oppressive government fell soon after his death, and was supplanted by the longer-lived Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). Successive dynasties developed bureaucratic systems that enabled the emperor to control vast territories directly. In the 21 centuries from 206 BC until AD 1912, routine administrative tasks were handled by a special elite of scholar-officials. Young men, well-versed in calligraphy, history, literature, and philosophy, were carefully selected through difficult government examinations. China's last dynasty was the Qing (1644–1912), which was replaced by the Republic of China in 1912, and in the mainland by the People's Republic of China in 1949.Chinese history has alternated between periods of political unity and peace, and periods of war and failed statehood – the most recent being the Chinese Civil War (1927–1949). China was occasionally dominated by steppe peoples, most of whom were eventually assimilated into the Han Chinese culture and population. Between eras of multiple kingdoms and warlordism, Chinese dynasties have ruled parts or all of China; in some eras control stretched as far as Xinjiang and Tibet, as at present. Traditional culture, and influences from other parts of Asia and the Western world (carried by waves of immigration, cultural assimilation, expansion, and foreign contact), form the basis of the modern culture of China.