This book contains an over-the-shoulder look at an artist at work. Jose de Braga is an award winning artist, whose carving has been featured in movies, books, and magazines. The project documented in this book took place in 2011 when, in an unusual arrangement, Jose stayed at the home of his client for three weeks to carve a dragon headed sword handle and its related metal parts. 147 pages with 447 pictures give the reader a rare view of Jose’s process. Chapters cover evolving the design and carving the dragon head, the human figures, structures, plants, and the various metal fittings. The book also includes biographies of the craftsmen who contributed to the project and an appendix with information on tools and supplies. This special edition is hardbound and contains color pictures.
- Publication Date
- Apr 28, 2022
- Art & Photography
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Jeffrey Adachi, By (author): John De Mesa, By (artist): Jose de Braga
- Interior Color
- US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)