“A Marquetry Odyssey: Historical Objects and Personal Work” by Silas Kopf
I recently met Silas Kopf at a local book signing event. I was fascinated with Silas' marquetry work already (from magazine articles), but his new book "A Marquetry Odyssey: Historical Objects and Personal Work" is rich with color photos of his work and the historic work of others in the field of marquetry. This is one of my new favorite woodworking books. It is partly about Silas and his work and career, but equally a primer on the history of the craft. Silas knows his stuff, both historically and with his tools. Plus, he was a very open and personable guy.
More images, etc here at his website.
I have yet to try my hand at marquetry, but it is now high on my list of techniques with which to experiment. Click on the image below for more info on the book.