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Lettercutting

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B2526. Lettercutting in Stone/Grasby
Letter Cutting in Stone
By Richard Grasby. Revised ed. 2002. 160pp. 8.25"x11.75". B/W Illust. Paper spiral.

A thorough practical manual on cutting letters in
stone. Includes tools, workspace & equipment, cutting
exercises and practice strokes, cutting letters in
stone, carving raised letters, design, and siting.
Highly recommended. Full of illustrations.

Lettercarving, Lettercutting, Letters in Stone, Carving Letters in Stone, Slate inscriptions, Letter cutting in Stone, English letter carvers.



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B3880. Adventures with Letters / Harvey
Adventures with Letters: A Memoir by Michael Harvey. 2012. 236pp. 8.5"x10.75". Hardcover

Through hundreds of illustrations, this book brings together the many facets of Michael Harvey’s work: lettering for book jackets and other projects, lettercutting in wood & stone, type design, and teaching. Designed by the author. Printed in full color throughout.



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B2610. Letters Slate Cut 2nd Edition
Letters Slate Cut: Workshop philosophy and practice in the making of letters - a sequel
By David Kindersley and Lida Lopes Cardozo. Second Edition. 1990. 7.5" x 10". Paper.
A practical instructional manual plus a gallery of 57 of David Kindersley and Lida Lopes Cardozo’s letter carvings. A "sequel" to the original 1981 edition. Thirty of the pieces in the gallery were not in the earlier edition. Color cover, black and white interior.

Lettercarving, Lettercutting, Letters in Stone, Carving Letters in Stone, Slate inscriptions, Letter cutting in Stone.



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B3881. Cutting around Cambridgeshire / Sherwood & Lopes Cardozo Kindersley
Cutting around Cambridgeshire by Thomas Sherwood and Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley. 2012.168pp. 7.5"x5". Paper

This richly illustrated guide shows fine work from the workshop at 85 Cambridgeshire places. In addition to quiet churches and graveyards, the lettercarving is in schools, village greens and cottages, police stations, libraries, parks, a bridge, and a windmill along with great cathedrals and war memorials.



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B2914. Art of Letter Carving in Stone/Perkins
The Art of Letter Carving in Stone
By Tom Perkins. 2007. 192pp. 8.5" x 11". Hardcover.

For the beginning and more experienced lettercutter, this how-to manual first covers the basics of letter carving, drawn lettering, and making simple designs in stone. It includes development of 20th-century letter carving; tools,
materials, stone; making an easel; drawing a range of alphabets for use in letter carving; inscriptions, gilding, and painting letters; detailed instructions for V-incising the keystrokes of letters; designing headstones & plaques. Gallery of contemporary letter carvers’ work. 380 color photos and diagrams.

Lettercarving, Lettercutting, Letters in Stone, Carving Letters in Stone, Slate inscriptions, Letter cutting in Stone, English letter carvers.



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B3556. Cutting Across Cambridge / Sherwood & Kindersley
Cutting Across Cambridge by Thomas Sherwood & Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley. 2011. 136pp. 7.5"x5". Paper

A journey into a unique landscape of incriptions and letters cut, through the city of Cambridge's open spaces, churches and academic sites.



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B3365. The Annotated Capital / Kindersley
The Annotated Capital: on the thinking behind the capital letter of the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop by Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley. 2010. 88pp. 7.75"x7.75". Hardcover

In seven chapters, illustrated with sketches from the Kindersley archive and photographs of completed letters cut in stone, this book tells the story of the basic Roman capital letterform. The eighth chapter consists of a series of 26 annotated capital letters, showing how each character is drawn and cut and the thinking behind it.



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B3366. Art & Memory Catalogue /
Art & Memory: New Perspectives on Memorial Art. 2009. 32pp. 8x10.5. Paper

A fully illustrated catalogue of 54 new works of lettercarving with a memorial theme. Full of color illustrations.



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B3367. Art & Memory in the Churchyard / Oestreicher
Art & Memory in the Churchyard edited by Christine Oestreicher. 2010. 64pp. 8.25x5.75. Paper

Presents 24 contemporary lettercarving works on a memorial theme. Includes an artist's statement for each work, plus articles on Good Design, Epitaphs, the Art & Craft of Lettercarving, and more. Many full-color illustrations.



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B3375. Memorials by Artists / Sloan and Frazer
Memorials by Artists: A Guide to Commissioning Memorials by Nicholas Sloan with Harriet Frazer. 2008. 44pp. 8"x8" Paper

This guide to commissioning letter cutting presents more than 80 color photos of contemporary memorials and markers from the UK. Includes information on wording, kinds of stone & surfaces, style, drawings, figurative carving, the back of the stone, legibility, weathering, fixing the stone in the ground, and tablets, plaques & other forms of memorials.



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