Early New England gravestone rubbings / Edmund Vincent Gillon, Jr.

Early New England gravestone rubbings / Edmund Vincent Gillon, Jr.

Books


REF.DP.2238
195 plates, xxvi pages; 29 cm.
1966
"Some of the most striking examples of primitive American art are to be found in the early burying grounds of New England. From the haunting death symbols of the Puritans to the more delicate architectural motifs of the Federal and Greek Revival periods, the carvings on these early gravestones display the extraordinary sense of design and a highly skilled craftsmanship. The author of this intriguing new art book has selected the most decorative of these carvings, picturing them here in over 200 remarkable rubbings and photographs." -- Taken from the description on the back of the book