Online Catalogue last updated 25th of June 2012
In Wooden Plow Planes, Don Rosebrook paints a visual panorama of almost 275 years of plane making, providing fresh and insightful commentary on the evolution of the plow plane from its humble origins to its apotheosis as the ultimate symbol of the tool as art.
There are approximately 200 beautifully photographed planes, that illuminate, in full and rich color, the extraordinarily high level of craftsmanship involved the planes' fabrication, showing in clear and close-up detail inlays of silver, bone, ivory and rare woods. While Rosebrook gives full descriptions of all of the planes contained in the book, numerous one-of-a-kind examples are also highlighted and displayed and super detail pictures are included, showing the characteristic features of specific makers.
This book is the culmination of over two years of extensive reasearch and serves as an excellent reference source for collectors and dealers, as well as industrial historians and curators.
Beautifully photographed by Dennis Fisher in brilliant color and complete with full descriptions, this book is a visual feast and the perfect addition to any tool enthusiast's library.
Code No. 010142, 322 pages, ISBN 1931626111, $158.00