“Trying to describe Terzi’s work, both ornamental and figural, in words is really beyond my ability. It must be seen and in “Mario Terzi-Master Engraver” the reader will see it in the exquisitely detailed, high resolution images that Blue Book Publications’ engraving series has become renowned for.
For an Italian engraver, Terzi is using far more precious metal inlay than most of his contemporaries, and his use of enameled figures on some pieces adds richness to the colorful nature of his work and the book. In terms of subject matter, his fantasy scenes, replete with nudes and an assortment of realistic and stylized creatures, reveal an artistic imagination that separates Terzi from even the most adventurous engravers”. – C. Roger Bleile, Author, American Engravers – The 21st Century
This deluxe hardcover coffee table book has 288 pages and five chapters featuring Terzi’s finest works. All copies are full color, signed deluxe slipcased editions.
“Judged on a scale of one to ten, a critiquing scale with which firearms related books are usually rated, Mario Terzi-Master Engraver, rates a solid 100. This isn’t a misprint, as this vast (nearly 300 pages) large format book goes where gun books have never gone before, establishing new benchmarks for photography, production, editing, and quality for any such publications.
The latest of Blue Book Publications’ Italian Master Engraver Series, a dazzling series of books about great gun engravers, it cover the life and work of Italian Master Mario Terzi, whose extraordinary talent and imaginative concepts continue to soar over the boundaries of traditional firearms decoration. Encompassing even enameling, the art of actually painting on guns. Showcasing such art requires splendid photography and layout and this book offers each in such breathtaking reproductions with deft writing and editing, page after page, that the book itself becomes a work of art. Exquisitely executed details are what elevate great guns from the ordinary; it’s the same with great books”. – Jim Carmichel, Former Longtime Shooting Editor for Outdoor Life