With each turn of the
merry-go-round, the hurdling horses, frolicking frogs, and
gallivanting goats leap across the landscape. These remarkable
figures were created by highly skilled master wood carvers who
emigrated from Europe. Upon arriving overseas, these craftsmen
used their talents to create masterpieces using the medium of the
carousel figure. Carousel Animals reveals the artistic
visions and extraordinary abilities of such master carvers as
Charles Carmel, John Zalar and David Muller in over 100
photographs of spectacularly detailed carousel animals, created
between 1880 and 1930. Whether you are a collector,
preservationist, or just someone with memories of whirling about
on a merry-go-round, Carousel Animals will transport you
through a rich and colourful history of a wondrous art.
Condition: Good - ex library book with the usual markings.