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Featuring more than 200 hand-carved art spoons, this collection is the definitive photographic record of the world's most brilliant and beautiful examples of art spoon design. Spoons are not just utilitarian tools but are also revered as powerful ceremonial and symbolic objects Showing how spoonmaking has been a respected craft and art form in many cultures for centuries, this work celebrates the resurgence of the art form in recent years. A fascinating visual record of great art in an unusual form, A Gathering of Spoonspresents a dazzling variety of forms, materials, and carving techniques and showcases the finest work in spoonmaking from around the world, with each piece beautifully photographed to present its unique visual appeal.
Norman D. Stevens is a retired university librarian and an avid collector of wooden art spoons.