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    For anyone interested in medieval or Gothic design: you're cordially invited to surf by for several Gothic geometry lessons online at New York Carver run by yours truly, a professional stone carver. I apprenticed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan and was one of the few Yanks to sit for London's City & Guilds exam in stone masonry.

    In the US, stone masons and carvers rely heavily on E.G. Warland's manual ('the mason's Bible') for designing rose windows, trefoils and other tracery examples. However, that book and those like it have been out of print for years.

    There is available now a downloadable e-book on the subject that goes into much greater detail, but it's not necessary to purchase it to take advantage of the free lessons online. The idea for the e-book actually was suggested by a California educator, who wanted to peak the interest of his boys in the real-world application of geometry.

    Hope this helps.

    Joe Chiffriller
    New York Carver
    Tips & Tricks to Gothic Geometry

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    Hi! I'm very insterest in oti and medieval design and Victorian Furniture wood, Irish wood work. Jewish wood work.Redghost out


    • #3
      That is a post from 2002!
      "Still Montana Mike"

      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
      Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC


      • #4
        I'm glad it was resurected! What a great link - now to get to somewhere with high speed so I can download the ebook....


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