Category Archives: Carve the Acanthus with Mary May

Rosette

This is an excerpt from “Carving the Acanthus Leaf” by Mary May. Various styles of rosettes have been used since the Roman Empire as decorative accents and are often used as appliqués (applied to a surface) to adorn furniture and architectural features. Here … Continue reading

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The History of the Acanthus Leaf in the Decorative Arts

This is an excerpt from “Carving the Acanthus” by Mary May.  Walking through a historical journey of the acanthus leaf has its challenges, as the different art periods often overlap and the styles frequently migrate from country to country. There are numerous volumes written … Continue reading

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Carvers & Compassers: Save This Date

I am pleased to announce that Mary May and George Walker will be at the Lost Art Press storefront on Dec. 9 to celebrate the release of their new books. Mary, the author of “Carving the Acanthus Leaf,” and George, … Continue reading

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‘Carving the Acanthus Leaf’ Available at our Storefront

Thanks to a stroke of good timing, we have two cases of Mary May’s book “Carving the Acanthus Leaf,” which will be for sale at our storefront this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As always, our Tennessee printing … Continue reading

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‘Carving the Acanthus’ Will Ship Early

We just received word from our printer that “Carving the Acanthus Leaf” by Mary May shipped to our warehouse yesterday, two weeks ahead of schedule. That means our warehouse will receive the books next week and we should be able … Continue reading

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The Acanthus is Coming

Our printing plant is in the final stages of work on “Carving the Acanthus Leaf” by Mary May. And, as always, our books are a creative struggle to the end. This week we’ve been working on the “diestamp,” the debossed … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Carving the Acanthus Leaf’ by Mary May

Mary May probably didn’t realize the unintended consequences of one of her chapter titles: “A Rite of Passage for the Classical Carver.” She doesn’t yet know how often she will have to don ministerial robes and confer rites of passage … Continue reading

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