Anthony Moss: A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes

WalkingSticks.jpg

ANTHONY MOSS: A VISUAL HISTORY OF WALKING STICKS & CANES

ON BIG BLEND RADIO: Anthony Moss talks about the history and craftmanship of antique canes and walking sticks, as showcased in his newly released book, “A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes,” published by Rowman & Littlefield. Watch here in the YouTube player or download/listen to the podcast on SoundCloud or Podbean.

 

“A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes” is a comprehensive study of walking canes from around the world, dating from the distant past to the modern-day. The book presents a historical context on both practical and ceremonial usage.  There are 898 full-color specially shot pictures showcasing the celebrated A&D Collection of canes, each with a history and story.

More than just a mobility aid, the cane can be a weapon, indicate stature, denote high status, or be used as a fashion accessory.  From the staff of the legendary Monkey King in the classic Chinese Journey to the West, or the stylized crosiers carried by high-ranking prelates from the Roman Catholic church, to the truncheon wielded by Mr. Punch in puppet shows, canes are embedded in the culture of almost every country around the globe. Roving the map with one hand and thumbing through history books with the other, “A Visual History of Walking Sticks and Canes” seeks not only to introduce the collector to the diverse wealth of canes available but also to entertain the casual reader.


Anthony Moss is a Rabologist (a collector of walking sticks), Joint Chairman of The Antique Walking Cane Society based in London, a Member of The International Society of Cane Collectors based in the USA, and a regular speaker at Canemania, an International Cane Convention.


More: https://antiquecanes.net/

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Author:

Anthony Moss is a Rabologist (a collector of walking sticks), Joint Chairman of The Antique Walking Cane Society based in London, a Member of The International Society of Cane Collectors based in the USA, and a regular speaker at Canemania, an International Cane Convention.

Website Link Visit Link Here
Category , ,
No Feedback Received