From an auto repair shop at one end of the street to a movie theater and a building under construction at the other, this book depicts downtown USA during the Great Depression, through the eyes of 29 of North America's top caricature carvers. The Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) present the 1930s street scene, complete with 11 buildings and over 100 original caricature carvings. In their newest project, CCA members offer their approach to developing ideas, building models, carving, painting, and finishing techniques through photos, patterns, and text. The book includes a step-by-step chapter on carving a piece from the scene as well as patterns and details for many of the original carvings.
Established in 1990, the Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) is a nonprofit educational organization whose mission is to promote the art of caricature woodcarving. Comprised of 25 active and over 20 emeritus members from throughout North America, the CCA has worked diligently over the past 22 years to expose people to the art of caricature carving through national exhibits, seminars and workshops, book publications, their Annual Caricature Carving Competition, and the CCA's website. Learn more about the CCA at www.cca-carvers.org.