Vertical Art

Roberta Maneker, Simon Teakle & Wendell Garrett

Walking sticks, as all Morgan owners will surely know, are not merely ambulation aids but also symbols of authority and status, presentation gifts, fashionable accessories… Canes tell us about the culture, fashion, values and diversions of the people who owned them and the era in which they were made, and this book, lavishly produced in landscape format with informative text, features 400+ antique canes from around the world. Many are embellished with precious stones and metals, tortoiseshell, beautiful carving in ivory and other rare materials. Each one displays exquisite craftsmanship and is ravishingly photographed against black pages. It may be hard to tell from the discrete cover, but this a spectacular, gorgeous book.

Hudson Hills Press