B2526. Letter Cutting in Stone/Grasby 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.
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.
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.
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 letter cutter, 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.
B4096. His Hands Magic: Michael Renton B4096. His Hands Magic: Michael Renton (1934 - 2001). 2015. 142pp. 6.5"x8.7". Paper
Includes 6 essays on Michael Renton's life and work as a lettercarver, calligrapher, signwriter, wood engraver, illustrator, artist, designer, and printer and a catalog of his extensive range of work. Contributors include Harriet Frazer, John Nash, Angela Lemaire, Simon Langsdale, and Simon Brett. Over 120 illustrations.