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The Soul of a Tree On A Farmlike Compound Near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, His Family, And Fellow Wood Workers Create Exquisite Furniture From Richly Grained, Rare Timber Tables, Desks, Chairs, And Cabinets From This Simple Workshop Grace The Homes And Mansions And Executive Boardrooms Of People Who Prize Such Excellence In This Lavishly Illustrated Volume, George Nakashima Allows Us In Intimate Look At His Artistry, His Philosophy, His Life It Is The Portrait Of An Artisan Who Strives To Find The Ideal Use For Each Plank In Order To Create An Object Of Utility To Man And, If Nature Smiles, An Object Of Lasting Beauty The Author S Search For The Meaning Of Life Took Him As A Young Man To Paris, Tokyo, And Pondicherry, India In India, He Found The Inner Peace For Which He Had Been Searching And Began To Find Ways To Work With Timber He Writes Movingly About The Grandeur Of Ancient Trees And Stunning Figured Woods And Explains How He Selects And Prepares His Materials Above All, He Impresses Us With His Devotion To Discovering The Inherent Beauty Of Wood So That Noble Trees Might Have A Second Life As Furniture The Soul Of A Tree Looks At The World Through The Eyes Of An Artist And Evokes The Joy Of Living In Harmony With Nature.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Soul of a Tree
  • George Nakashima
  • English
  • 19 March 2017
  • 0870119036

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10 thoughts on “The Soul of a Tree

  1. says:

    The whole book is awesome and inspiring, but one of my favorite points that helped at a tough time in my projects in work, home, etc was a quick one liner Craftsmanship is a silent skill People who talk excessively cannot take part.

  2. says:

    This was amazing, I ll never look at wooden furniture the same way again Great text, photos and sketches I am a huge fan of pencil sketches Informative, fascinating, masterful.

  3. says:

    The last part the making of an object was the best part of the book for me.from Epilogue My life has been a long search across the tumbling screes on mountain slopes around the world to find small points of glowing truth.

  4. says:

    The highly regarded architect and woodworker speaks of his life and work of the spirituality and endurance of the wood he has worked with Well worth the read.

  5. says:

    What an inspiring man George Nakashima was a revolutionary woodworker whose passion was to be true to the purpose of the wood, to bring out the innate glory of the tree Each flitch, each board, each plank can have only one ideal use The woodworker, applying a thousand skills, must find that ideal use and then shape the wood to realize its true potential Rather than read some analysis of Nakashima s style, here you can read his own words Drawings by Nakashima s own hand Chapters about spec What an inspiring man George Nakashima was a revolutionary woodworker...

  6. says:

    Take all the disciplines of managing a watershed geology, botany, hydrology, ecology Distill them all into one and apply to the study of a single slab of walnut And there you have the vision of George Nakashima, the venerable Owl of American furniture making.

  7. says:

    I actually have the hardcover book that I had George Nakashima sign when it was published in the early 80 s A great book about an interesting man Since his death in 1990 his pieces have been sought after by collectors with good reason.

  8. says:

    749.213 N1636 2011

  9. says:

    George Nakashima articulated things I had bee thinking about for a long time.

  10. says:

    Beauty, art and craftsmanship A life well lived The book is a joy and place of reflection.

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