Sunday, November 25, 2007

a good book

Yukio Matsuo's Ice Sculpture is a marvelous book, really two books in one. The first is filled with full-color photographs of the master's work, ranging from traditional culinary pieces to original abstract sculptures. Many of them demonstrate the sculptor's distinctive style. The second is a series of sketches, diagrams, and notes that concisely illustrate how to carve each of the depicted pieces. Wonderful!