Carving the Head in the Classic European Tradition, Revised Edition

Carving the Head in the Classic European Tradition, Revised Edition

A Woodsculpting Course in Proportion and Design

Martin Geisler-Moroder


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Learn to carve a classic European bust using the traditional and famous system of Tyrolean carvers. This book presents a complete woodsculpting course in proportion and design, prepared by instructors at the renowned Geisler-Moroder Austrian Woodcarving School, the largest international woodcarving school in Europe. Carving the Head in the Classic European Tradition, 2nd Edition offers easy-to-understand visual instructions for mastering the carving of the human head, with explanatory sketches, proportional drawings, and full-color photographs that demonstrate precise cuts. An inspirational gallery of completed contemporary busts illustrates creative finishing techniques. Once you have completed the featured step-by-step project, and learned the authors’ creative methods, you can easily extend your new skills to additional projects.


Martin Geisler-Moroder:
At the beginning of the 1950s, Professor Rudolf Geisler-Moroder began to teach woodcarving to a group of young students in Elbigenalp, Austria. This was the seed of t he school that today is called the Geisler-Moroder Austrian Woodcarving School. The professor's son, Martin Geisler-Moroder, established the present school in 1984. Martin Geisler-Moroder and his family welcome all course participants to enjoy their comfortable guesthouse and their excellent resturant. For more information, please contact the Geisler-Moroder Team at or