American Engravers - The 21st Century book now available
American Engravers - The 21st Century by C Roger Bleile features more than 700 stunning color images and biographies on more than 40 of America’s best living engravers. RL Wilson, well-known firearms historian, provides a definitive article on the history of American gun engraving since the 1700s, while Editor SP Fjestad has written a chapter on how to determine the value of engraving in today’s marketplace.
Well known to gun collectors for his 1980 book American Engravers, author C Roger Bleile examines the state of the art today with American Engravers - The 21st Century. This all-new, deluxe hardcover landscape-format book examines the work and background of America’s finest contemporary engravers through images of their work and biographical perspectives that give these artists the recognition they deserve.
Since the mid-18th century, Americans have always had a love affair with hand-wrought decoration of guns, knives, swords and more and this art book includes information about these items, as well as coins, jewellery, watches, guitars and Western items such as saddles and spurs.
A great addition to any collector’s library, American Engravers - The 21st Century features 360 pages showcasing the talent and artistic abilities of America’s contemporary master engravers. Undoubtedly, this is the finest book ever published on American engraving.
American Engravers - The 21st Century is available from the publisher, Blue Books Inc, for around $US75, plus postage and handling. For more information, visit www.bluebooksinc.com