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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: History and Lore
  • Part 2: Step-by-Steps
    • Traditional Water-Spouting Gargoyle
    • Classic Grotesque
  • Part 3: Projects
    • Screaming Keystone Grotesque
    • Guardian Grotesque
    • Green Man Door Knocker
    • Corbel with Grotesque
    • Crouching Imp
    • Intaglio Lion Medallion
    • Demon Gargoyle
    • Gargoyle Cane
    • Chimera
    • The Woodcarver
  • Appendix- Wood and Tools

Title: Carving Gargoyles: Grotesques, and Other Creatures of Myth
Author/Designer: Shawn Cipa
Format/Publication Date: TPB:2009
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg, PA
Page Count: 160
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 11" x 8 1/2"
ISBN: 9781565233294

SUMMARY- Two of the projects have in depth picture tutorials that take you step by step through the process. the other tutorials are more abbreviated. There's a great chapter at the beginning giving the history, categorization and locations of gargoyles and grotesques. I consider myself a well practiced novice at woodcarving, having done several pieces over the years that I thought turned out well. This is definitely a book I will enjoy taking projects from. It is well researched and the tutorials thorough and engaging.