Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood — Revised Edition
By Shawn Cipa
Fox Chapel Publishing recently released a Revised Edition of Shawn Cipa’s Carving Fantasy & Legend Figures in Wood. This book was first released in 2005 and favorably reviewed by our Mike Bloomquist in the Nov/Dec ’05 issue of WOM. (Click HERE to revisit the original review).
So what is different about the Revised Editio?. First off, the cover is much different, featuring a dragon in addition to the excellent gryphon found on the original cover. The text is now a san serif, cleaner and more contemporary.
Moving inside the book, the change to a cleaner, lighter, more contemporary look continues. What did not change, however, is the core content itself — the book contains the same projects and photos as the original edition. Bloomquist give the original four thumbs up back in 2005 and the new edition certainly doesn’t reduce that at all.
So if you have the original edition, do you buy the new one? Likely not, unless you have worn your edition to tatters or are a confirmed Shawn Cipa groupie. (I suspect there are more then a few of those around.)
If you don’t have the book and are interested in carving fantasy figures, then this would be a good edition to add to your carving library.
Carving Fantasy and Legend Figures in Wood is available from your favorite carving supply houses at $19.99 plus tax and shipping.