BONE CARVING A SKILLBASE OF TECHNIQUES AND CONCEPTS PDF

Print book : English View all editions and formats Summary: Bone carving is as old as civilisation itself. Even some of the oldest bone artifacts have decorative features that are clearly not necessary for their functional nature, showing that there have been complex cultural aspects to the carving of bone since earliest times. The first settlers of Aotearoa brought with them the skills of bone carving, both for items of personal adornment and for the manufacture of tools such as fish-hooks. These skills have been passed on, incorporating various cultural adaptations, to the present day.

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Even some of the oldest bone artifacts have decorative features that are clearly not necessary for their functional nature, showing that there have been complex cultural aspects to the carving of bone since earliest times. The first settlers of Aotearoa brought with them the skills of bone carving, both for items of personal adornment and for the manufacture of tools such as fish-hooks. These skills have been passed on, incorporating various cultural adaptations, to the present day.

In Bone Carving, Stephen Myhre has drawn with great sensitivity on techniques and styles of carving from a wide range of Pacific cultures, but particularly Maori. The result is a superb practical handbook for anyone embarking upon this rapidly growing craft. Bone Carving describes and illustrates the materials, tools and techniques, explaining every stage from roughing out to final polishing and mounting, in a clear, strongly personalised style.

The author stresses throughout the importance of good design and the development of patience as parts of the skillbase - and the need for integrity. The carver, he says, should respect the old traditions and be sensitive to the cultural significance - If using business address pls use PO Box as do not use courier - In Stock with our supplier shipped from our NZ Warehouse - Stock image only.

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Enjoyed going through it and I did get to try a few techniques. Bone carving is as old as civilisation itself. Jess marked it as to-read May 30, Bone Carving is thus both a practical and a spiritual guide. The carver, he says, should carvijg the old traditions and bone carving a skillbase of techniques and concepts sensitive to the cultural significance of the forms being used. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Bone Carving: A Skillbase of Techniques and Concepts

A disappointment By Morrigan on May 06, The whole book seems confused What happens between these stages is left to the imagination. Nowhere in the book the actual carving process is depicted. Exactly two-and-a-half pages are devoted to material preparation, which is neither sufficient not the complete process. The fact that inlays can be made is mentioned in passing, but no information is given to how. Clearly not what I had in mind to learn about techniques.

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Bone Carving - A Skillbase of Techniques and Concepts

Even some of the oldest bone artifacts have decorative features that are clearly not necessary for their functional nature, showing that there have been complex cultural aspects to the carving of bone since earliest times. The first settlers of Aotearoa brought with them the skills of bone carving, both for items of personal adornment and for the manufacture of tools such as fish-hooks. These skills have been passed on, incorporating various cultural adaptations, to the present day. In Bone Carving, Stephen Myhre has drawn with great sensitivity on techniques and styles of carving from a wide range of Pacific cultures, but particularly Maori.

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