The Stone Carvers

Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral

By Marjorie Hunt
(Smithsonian Books (DC), Paperback, 9781588342478, 188pp.)

Publication Date: August 2007

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Description

Marjorie Hunt presents the lives and careers of two Italian American master stone carvers, Roger Morigi and Vincent Palumbo, who have spent decades creating the sculptural works, such as gargoyles, grotesques, capitals, pinnacles, saints, and angels that embellish Washington National Cathedral. Exploring the carvers' underlying aesthetic attitudes, Hunt reveals the spirit of creativity and mastery that infuses their work. The book records the stone-carving process, highlighting the carvers' complex body of technical knowledge—their opinions of various stones, their preferred tools for different stages of carving, and their techniques for achieving effects of light and shadow.




About the Author
Marjorie S. Hunt has been managing, writing, editing, and publishing books on Microsoft Office applications for almost 15 years. She began her retail publishing career at Microsoft Press, but has also written academic textbooks for Cengage Learning Course Technology.


Praise For The Stone Carvers

“A pleasure to read, as much a meditation on living life as it is on cutting stone.”—Washington Times

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