Grinling Gibbons: Master Carver

Author:   Paul Rabbitts
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Volume:   874
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9781784424046


Pages:   64
Publication Date:   28 May 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Master Carver Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721) is famous for his breathtakingly delicate, intricate and realistic carvings, both in wood and stone. Tantalising cascades of fruit and flowers, puffy-cheeked cherubs, crowds of figures and flourishes of architecture are all trademark features of his energetic, animated carvings that grace stately homes, palaces, churches and colleges across the country. His work can be found in some of Britain's most beloved buildings, including St Paul's Cathedral and Hampton Court Palace. From his early work in the Low Countries to his 'discovery' by the diarist John Evelyn in London, and his appointment as the king's Master Carver, this book celebrates Grinling Gibbons' unequalled talent, his visionary genius, and his ability to transform humble pieces of wood into some of the most exquisite artworks of his day.

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Author:   Paul Rabbitts
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Shire Publications
Volume:   874
ISBN:  

9781784424046


ISBN 10:   1784424048
Pages:   64
Publication Date:   28 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Introduction The Origins and Genius of Grinling Gibbons By Royal Appointment Oxford and Cambridge Chapels, Churches and a Cathedral Country Houses and Stately Homes Latter Days Further Reading Places to Visit Index

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Paul Rabbitts is a landscape architect and author. He wrote the only history of Regent's Park and Richmond Park, as well as Bandstands, London's Royal Parks and Sir Christopher Wren for Shire.

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