Faust in Precious Stone: Cameo Carvings by Hans Dieter Roth and Andreas Roth
Bruce McKay, 2021
“The story of the Faust group of cameos carved by Andreas and Dieter Roth begins millions of years ago as agates formed within the earth. How these agates formed is a big part of how these art objects came to be, for it takes a rare set of conditions in nature to create the gemstone canvases the Dieters used to carve their masterpieces.”
This beautifully illustrated book provides the Faust story in cameos, as well as details about agate formation, the carving process, and the Roth Family of Gem Carvers. Written by Bruce McKay, a retired jewelry designer and manufacturer, gemologist, gem dealer, and teacher, and edited by Dorothy Asher, director of the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, this catalog is a perfect supplement to the Special Exhibit: The Artful Soul of Faust, on display until April 16, 2022.