Saturday, 12 May 2012

Early European Decorated Tools

I've been contacted by the author of what looks like a fascinating new book, the detail as follows.

' New book – available April 2012.Early European Decorated Tools
from the woodworking and allied trades by Jonathan Green-Plumb
A survey of European hand tools, from woodworking and other
trades, dating from the 16th century to the 19th century. The
tools illustrated and analysed were either made decoratively or
received surface decoration. Although all the tools featured were
made to be primarily functional, the focus of the book is on the
aesthetic qualities that transform such tools into examples of
genuine folk art. Planes, braces, axes, compasses, saws and
chisels, etc, are featured, including many that have not been
previously recorded or published. The tools presented, via
photographs, drawings and paintings have been sourced from
various national museums and private collections across Europe.
About the author
Jonathan Green-Plumb has been collecting antique tools for
nearly 20 years. He was presented with a Salaman Award grant
by The Tools and Trades History Society, which allowed him to
visit museums and gain access to tools and images that would otherwise have been out of reach. Jonathan has a MA Degree in Fine Art Sculpture.
Stobart Davies Limited Stobart House, Pontyclerc, Penybanc Road, Ammanford,
Carmarthenshire SA18 3HP UK
Tel: 01269 593100 Fax: 01269 596116
Publication details: Hardback 210mm x 297mm £30.00 176 pages, over 300 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-85442-117-6Available from all good booksellers or directly from Stobart Davies Limited'

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