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Marian Klamkin's voluminous work gives deep insight into the art of woodcarving from the inception of the U.S. to the late 20th century. What I like most about this book was not only the abundant illustrations and anecdotes, but the life histories and biographies of each notable woodcarver. This book I truly recommend for art enthusiasts who view folk art as fine art, and to discover some truly great obscure artists (such as John Haley Bellamy) who brought the craft of woodcarving to loftier, ...more