Simply put, Martin Puryear is a high-quality art historical review of the artist’s 30-year career. This extensive catalog has a significant image collection and informative scholarly texts, is well designed, and is expertly printed by the Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of Puryear’s retrospective exhibition at MoMA in 2007. The artist’s expert treatment of wood, a trait noteworthy throughout his career, is here evident. The diversity of construction, tone, texture, structure, personality, surface, and overall effect he gives to the wood medium are astounding. Although some of Puryear’s works are likened to Minimalism or Post-Minimalism, the artist’s wide range of styles and forms are evidenced. Each sculpture in the book (as well as some early woodcuts by the artist) is distinct, new, and refreshing, and helps to make this book utterly entrancing.