Areas of Expertise, Books, & Reviews
Note:Many of these creations have appeared in film and on television including Disney Television and ABC.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Acanthus carving & design-book review, January 18, 2011
By Mr. Ian Stewart-koster
Well, wow! 128 pages, in full colour, and most of them have several photos on them. There would be scarcely ten or fifteen pages in the whole book without colour photos. Brilliant work. A terrific reference book, and a great pictirial instructionbook , if you are interested in the acanthus plant & leaf in its many ornamental forms. This book mainly concerns hand carving in timber, but there are many examples of historical work in plaster, marble, porcelain & other media as well. I bought a secondhand copy and it is very good. 10/10 to the author & illustrator!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a book on the subject, January 11, 2012
By Noor S. Khalsa "N.S. Khalsa" (Espanola, NM)
Acanthus carving is not as easy as it looks to a non-carver, and I was glad to find some help on the subject. Lots of trouble spots pointed out, lots of advice on getting out of them. In a couple of places, I got confused (figure 5.9 and 5.11 look identical to me), but overwhelmingly, the text, drawings, and picture are clear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great carving book
February 11, 2012 By A. Murphy
I just received this book and leafed thru it, and I was really impressed by the detailed photos - lots of pics on every page. Clear text, not overly simplified, has me looking forward to trying some of these carving techniques. I bought this book based on other reviews, if this book had the look-inside feature enabled they would sell a lot more of these. I really was pleased with this book and recommend it to intermediate level carvers and those wishing more instruction on this type of classic carving.
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4.0 out of 5 stars acanthus carving.
March 20, 2013 By Jim
Great pics and designs; it could use a few more details on the steps to carving the projects. Overall and excellent book.
* * * * * 5.0 out of 5 stars Acanthus Carving.
April 1, 2011 By Harley Pierce
It is all the book that i thought it would be. I am very happy with my purchase, I would recomend this book to all my wood carving friends.
* * * * * 5.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
January 1, 2013 By Joe
Bob has written a book that is usefull and informative. Lot of examples a way to develope practice.I enjoyed his approach to carving.
* * * * * 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book.
March 11, 2012 By S. D. Cox (New Brunswick, Canada)
This is great book with good projects. I found it well written with clear instructions. If you are interested in learning to carve the ancanthus, this is for you.