"Harder than Steel"

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Title

"Harder than Steel"

Subject

Architecture, carving, clay, Daily Telegraph building, Fleet Street, gargoyles, London, mason, masonry, medieval cathedrals, medieval methods, modelling, sculptor, sculpture, stone, stonework.

Description

This article from the Canberra Times discusses changing methods of sculpting designs into stone. It distinguishes between recent methods (in 1930) in which designs were modelled onto clay and then copied onto stone or marble by masons, and older medieval methods by which designs were carved directly into the stone. This method, the author claims, was making a comeback, as evidenced by the heads on the Daily Telegraph building in Fleet Street, London.

Creator

Unknown.

Source

The National Library of Australia: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2354231

Publisher

The Canberra Times

Date

24 December 1930, p.5

Rights

National Library of Australia

Citation

“"Harder than Steel",” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed November 18, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/45.