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The Lost Carving

Author : David Esterly
ISBN : 9781101605998
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A beautiful, intricate meditation on creativity and discovery, on fire and rebirth.” —Elizabeth Gilbert Awestruck at the sight of a Grinling Gibbons carving in a London church, David Esterly chose to dedicate his life to woodcarving—its physical rhythms, intricate beauty, and intellectual demands. Forty years later, he is the foremost practitioner of Gibbons’s forgotten technique, which revolutionized ornamental sculpture in the late 1600s with its spectacular cascades of flowers, fruits, and foliage. After a disastrous fire at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace, Esterly was asked to replace the Gibbons masterpiece destroyed by the flames. It turned out to be the most challenging year in Esterly’s life, forcing him to question his abilities and delve deeply into what it means to make a thing well. Written with a philosopher’s intellect and a poet’s grace, The Lost Carving explores the connection between creativity and physical work and illuminates the passionate pursuit of a vocation that unites head and hand and heart.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Lost Carving A Journey To The Heart Of Making

Author : David Esterly
ISBN : 9780715646496
Genre : Art
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Exploring the determination, concentration and skill that go into achieving any form of excellence, Esterly breathed life into the world of wood carving. The Lost Carving reveals an astonishing life.
Category: Art

Grinling Gibbons And The Art Of Carving

Author : David Esterly
ISBN : 1851772561
Genre : Art
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Published to coincide with the first ever exhibition of the work of Grinling Gibbons, this study looks at Gibbons' work from the perspective of a fellow wood carver.
Category: Art

Easy Wood Carving For Children

Author : Frank Egholm
ISBN : 1782505156
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The Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book, specially designed for children.

The Lost Photographs

Author : Richard Carroll
ISBN : 9781617772269
Genre : Fiction
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Dr. Matthew Lane has been in a lot of scrapes with his fellow archeologist Jim Morgan. But neither is prepared for the trouble that lies in store as they search for what could be the biggest discovery in centuries. Matt is convinced that the testimony from the Russian soldiers who swore they photographed Noah's ark protruding from the glacier in the summer of 1916 is true. They claimed all the documentation, measurements, description of the interior cages and photographs were turned over to the czar just before the revolution. A Russian immigrant, Ann Tyler has carried her grandmother's secret with her for more than a decade. She knows the hiding place of The Lost Photographs that could prove the existence of Noah's ark. Has she finally found a trustworthy confidant? When Ann joins Matt and Jim to search for The Lost Photographs, they begin a journey none could have predicted. Richard Carroll deftly weaves together this fast-paced adventure based on the old stories of Russian soldiers discovering the ark on Mount Ararat. Uncover the enduring enigma of the ancient ark and the crusade to conceal the truth.
Category: Fiction

The Lost Beliefs Of Northern Europe

Author : Dr Hilda Ellis Davidson
ISBN : 9781134944682
Genre : Religion
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Fragments of ancient belief mingle with folklore and Christian dogma until the original tenets are lost in the myths and psychologies of the intervening years. Hilda Ellis Davidson illustrates how pagan beliefs have been represented and misinterpreted by the Christian tradition, and throws light on the nature of pre-Christian beliefs and how they have been preserved. The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe stresses both the possibilities and the difficulties of investigating the lost religious beliefs of Northern Europe.
Category: Religion

The Tree Of Lost Dreams

Author : Frank Sousa
ISBN : 9781499045826
Genre : Fiction
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The Tree of Lost Dreams takes Johnny DaSilva and his Big Tree buddies from youths who lived out their fantasies of heroism high on the towering limbs of the Big Tree to the real world. While trying and failing to enter WW II because of their youth, they were greeted with the Korean War. Johnnys words Now we have our own war were received with some standing tall on their high limb while others deciding to instead abandon the heights and place their two feet squarely on the ground. Johnny, Righty, Scoff, Rhesus and others bought into Johnnys words, If we dont fight them there, we will fight them here. The two young girls that were in love with Johnny, wealthy and popular Yelena, and poor and abused Bernadette, are now women. It took little time for the Big Tree gang to learn the great distance between the lofty fresh air of their beloved Tree to the lowly face in the muck, nearly impossible to breathe gasps of battlefield blood and barf. Johnny suffers the epitome of the wounds of the lower depths and the different directions it spirals him, Yelena and Bernadette into. Hopefully you have read the Tree of Young Dreamers, Frank Sousas first novel of the Tree Trilogy. The third, the Tree of New Roots is underway.
Category: Fiction

English Medieval Misericords

Author : Paul Hardwick
ISBN : 9781843836599
Genre : History
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A comprehensive survey of the intriguing misericord carvings, setting them in their religious context and looking at their different themes and motifs.
Category: History

The Lost Gutenberg

Author : Margaret Leslie Davis
ISBN : 9781760871246
Genre : History
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The remarkable tale of "Number 45", one of the finest copies of the Gutenberg Bible in existence ... A fascinating story that touches on the origin of books, the passion of collectors, the unseen world of rare-book dealers, and the lives of the super-rich, past and present. A great read for any book lover.' --KIRKUS (starred review) For rare-book collectors, an original copy of the Gutenberg Bible--of which there are fewer than 50 in existence--represents the ultimate prize. In this brilliantly researched narrative, Margaret Leslie Davis recounts five centuries in the life of one copy, from its creation by Johannes Gutenberg, through the hands of monks, an earl, the heir to the Worcestershire sauce empire and a nuclear physicist to its ultimate resting place, a steel vault in Tokyo. The Lost Gutenberg draws readers into this incredible saga, immersing them in the lust for beauty, prestige and knowledge that this rarest of books sparked in its owners. In exploring the rich and fascinating life of a single copy, Davis illuminates the origins and history of the mechanically printed book, and the extraordinary work of Johannes Gutenberg that changed our world. 'A gripping account of the importance of books as cultural artifacts and of one particular work that transformed the world.' --LIBRARY JOURNAL
Category: History

Miss Charming S Guide For Hip Bartenders And Wayout Wannabes

Author : Cheryl Charming
ISBN : 9781402250040
Genre : Cooking
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Miss Charming's Guide for Hip Bartenders and Wayout Wannabes is a new approach to the top-selling bartending category, providing readers with all of the insider tips they need to become a top-shelf bartender-at home or as a career. Packed full of fun illustrations, hints, tricks, tips and recipes, Miss Charming's Guide for Hip Bartenders and Wayout Wannabes is a one-stop reference for readers looking for a fun-filled, practical guide on how to tend bar full time, part time or party time!
Category: Cooking

The Architect

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ISBN : UOM:39015020226653
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

The Lost Rocks

Author : David La Vere
ISBN : 9780983523611
Genre : History
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What if the 1587 Lost Colony of Roanoke was not lost? What if the survivors left Roanoke Island, North Carolina and found their way to Georgia? That is the scenario scholars contemplated when a series of engraved stones were found in the 1930's. The first, found near the Chowan River in North Carolina, claimed that Eleanor Dare and a few other settlers had made their way inland after an Indian attack wiped out the rest of the colony. Among the dead were Eleanor's daughter, Virginia Dare, the first English child born in North America, and Eleanor's husband Ananias. The remaining Dare Stones, more than forty in number, told a fantastic tale of how Eleanor and the survivors made their way overland, first to South Carolina, and then to Georgia. If true, North Carolina stood to lose one of its most cherished historical legends. Author David La Vere weaves the story of the Dare Stones with that of the Lost Colony of Roanoke in a tale that will fire your imagination and give you pause at the same time. In this true story that shook the world during the 1930s and early 1940s, the question on everyone's mind was: Had the greatest American mystery - the Lost Colony - finally been solved?
Category: History

The Lost Child

Author : Julie Myerson
ISBN : 9781408830246
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One bleak, late winter's day, Julie Myerson finds herself in a graveyard, looking for traces of a young woman who died nearly two centuries before. As a child in Regency England, Mary Yelloly painted an exquisite album of watercolours that uniquely reflected the world she lived in. But Mary died at the age of twenty-one, and when Julie comes across this album, she is haunted by the potential never realised, the barely-lived life cut short. And most of all, she is reminded of her own child. Because only days earlier, Julie and her husband locked their eldest son out of the family home. He was just seventeen. How could it have come to this? After a happy growing-up, it had taken only a matter of months for this bright, sweet, good-humoured boy to completely lose his way and propel his family into daily chaos. He had discovered cannabis and was now smoking it everyday - and nothing they could say or do, no help they could offer, seemed to reach him. And Julie - whose emotionally fragile relationship with her own father had left her determined to love her children better - had to accept that she was, for the moment at least, powerless to bring back the boy she had known. Honest, warm and often profoundly upsetting, this is the parallel story of a girl and a boy separated by centuries. The circumstances are very different, but the questions remain terrifyingly the same. What happens when a child disappears from a family? What will survive of any of us in memory or in history? And how is a mother to cope when love - however absolute, however unconditional - is not enough to save her child?
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Citadels Of The Lost

Author : Tracy Hickman
ISBN : 9781101548387
Genre : Fiction
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The second novel in the "enthralling" (Midwest Book Review) Annals of Drakis fantasy epic The Rhonas Empire of the elves is built upon an unquenchable thirst for conquest. The elves control the Aether—the mystical substance that fuels their magic. And one use of this Aether is to compel total obedience on the part of the slaves drawn from the races they have defeated. But there are legends that tell of an age when humans and the other slave races were free, ruling powerful empires of their own. Tales carried down from generation to generation speak of a hero who will lead an uprising against the empire. That hero, so the stories say, will be a human named Drakis. When a captive dwarf called Jugar works Aer magic to destroy the Aether wells of the Western Provinces, it signals the start of a rebellion straight out of legend. In the ensuing chaos, the warrior-slave named Drakis, along with a small group of fellow slaves, flees—lured on by a melody that coils itself around his mind and conjures disturbing visions of dark wings, claws, iridescent scales, and fire. Pursued by the Rhonas Iblisi Inquisitors, this desperate band of fugitives makes its way across the ocean only to find a desolated, seemingly lifeless land. Following the melody he alone can hear, Drakis stumbles on the incredible truth: dragons are real. Attacked by these fierce, fire-breathing beings, the group escapes through a fold that opens into the remains of a once-great empire. Cut off from the world they know, can they survive the dangers of this treacherous realm, and find a way back to those they left behind—bringing the truth of the legends to the army of the rebellion even now being raised in the name of Drakis?
Category: Fiction

Manual Of Traditional Wood Carving

Author : Paul N. Hasluck
ISBN : 9780486154183
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Superb guide to every aspect of the craft combines practical instruction with more than 1,000 photos and diagrams. Projects range from simple — boxes, chests, chairs — to complex — tables, cabinets, beds.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies