An Alphabet of Magic by Eleanor Farjeon Illustrated by Margaret W Tarrant published by The Medici Society.
Where my source for this comes from I can’t remember but I believe the more valuable small bronze animals produce by The French Animaliers of the 19 century were actually caste by the sculptor in their studios. Later of course foundries did the work and thousands of copies followed. I started in my studio casting […]
I have just read a great new book as a reward for six months of particularly hard graft at my sculpture. If one is to review a good novel, I suggest the following; 1. You can’t put the book down. 2. It changed you for the better. 3. It hit an emotional nerve or two […]
I think you will find Conrad’s post on Art appreciation accurate and entertaining. Sturgeon’s law which John Cowan refers to in his comment is a good one except when applied to the Turner Prize where 90% seems a bit low! http://vunex.blogspot.com/2008/12/schllen-der-leidenschaft.html
My Brother writes books, here is his latest; though mainly Military History he has been known to deviate! A fascinating account into the first 150 years of an English Public School this book is interesting to Old Wellintonians as it will be to many others. It has some great stories and is written with pristine […]
Now I am constantly discussing Art with experts which is unnerving because “like everyone else I know nothing of Art”. I suffer from grumpy old male syndrome and “can’t stand intolerance of any kind”!! These are two books I have acquired. The one on the left send to me by a grateful publisher who needed […]
Some books increase in value when second-hand, here is one. There are a myriad of books on drawing. A few are very good. This is one of them and the one I would probably choose if I was only allowed one on a desert island. Text by Karel Teissig and selection of pictorial material by […]