Vroman's is OPEN for in-store shopping & curbside pick-up seven days a week.

Black Forest Woodcarvings (Hardcover)


Warning message

Mean Menu style requires jQuery library version 1.7 or higher, but you have opted to provide your own library. Please ensure you have the proper version of jQuery included. (note: this is not an error)
Black Forest Woodcarvings Cover Image
Email or call for price.


With original documents discovered to build his story, Peter Blackman has eloquently explained the origins, artistic growth, and dissemination of Black Forest carved wooden furniture and fine decor now recognized worldwide. The style evolved in 1815 in Brienz, a small village in the Swiss Alps, and spread through the 19th century, with operations stretching to Paris and central Germany. Bears are the best known and prolific examples, but many other animals and human figures also comprise the style. The book presents in detail the development of the Black Forest woodcarving tradition, or Brienzerwares, through noteworthy carvers, schools, companies, and the Great Exhibitions worldwide. Artists, collectors, museum curators, and wood carvers will be instructed and inspired by Mr. Blackman's relentless research, fine analysis, and keen eye.

About the Author

Peter F. Blackman is an attorney and avid historical researcher whose interest in Brienzerware developed through visits to the origins of the style. He has conducted his research, interviews, and study for this book over many years, and wrote the book from his home in West Windsor, Vermont.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764331329
ISBN-10: 0764331329
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: May 15th, 2009
Pages: 304
Language: English