This book is a pictorial account of Norman Stevens' spoon collection project. It is basically spoon porn for people who like looking at hand carved spoons. There are some very VERY good spoons here from many of the world's best and most well known carvers, and it is a fine collection. My copy is a softback 'coffee table' sized book if you know what I mean, about A4 size, and it is not thick. Clearly I could use double the amount of spoon photos to look at but I imagine this is where his collection was when he decided to publish. Very nice.
What a fantastic book. The photographs are wonderful as a spoon carver myself I can appreciate the quality of this collection. The way the book leads you in to the photographs is perfect and gives you the information you need to enjoy the book fully.