George Nakashina Soul of a Tree

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Soul of a Tree

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A beautiful book in which this remarkable Japanese American craftsman and philosopher impresses us with his devotion to discovering the inherent beauty of wood so that noble trees might have a second life as furniture. The first part of this meditative book reveals the development of Nakashima as a spiritual artist and the influence of life in an Indian ashram in the 1930's. The second reveals the inner truth and nature of the different trees with which he works, while the third explores the skills by which the wood is reborn as furniture.

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An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. ; 221 pages; Description: xxi, 221 p. : ill. (some col. ) ; 30 cm. Bibliography: p. 207-211. Subjects: Furniture making. Trees.

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"An impressive book that effectively conveys the textural qualities and sensitivity of this master craftsman's use of wood" --The New York Times "Today's increasing reverence for nature, truth, simplicity and the independent spirit makes the life, work and philosophy of George Nakashima especially meaningful."--Town & Country "From [Nakashima's] tables and chairs flows the unadorned beauty of the rhythms of nature."--Smithsonian "George Nakashima, the foremost master of the craft."--Time "Part woodworking manual, part philosophical journal, this book is as unique as author and woodworking legend George Nakashima's exquisite furniture." --This Old House magazine "An impressive book that effectively conveys the textural qualities and sensitivity of this master craftsman's use of wood" -The New York Times"Today's increasing reverence for nature, truth, simplicity and the independent spirit makes the life, work and philosophy of George Nakashima especially meaningful."-Town & Country"From [Nakashima's] tables and chairs flows the unadorned beauty of the rhythms of nature."-Smithsonian"George Nakashima, the foremost master of the craft."-Time "An impressive book that effectively conveys the textural qualities and sensitivity of this master craftsman's use of wood" -The New York Times "Today's increasing reverence for nature, truth, simplicity and the independent spirit makes the life, work and philosophy of George Nakashima especially meaningful."-Town & Country "From [Nakashima's] tables and chairs flows the unadorned beauty of the rhythms of nature."-Smithsonian "George Nakashima, the foremost master of the craft."-Time "An impressive book that effectively conveys the textural qualities and sensitivity of this master craftsman's use of wood" -The New York Times "Today's increasing reverence for nature, truth, simplicity and the independent spirit makes the life, work and philosophy of George Nakashima especially meaningful."-Town & Country "From [Nakashima's] tables and chairs flows the unadorned beauty of the rhythms of nature."-Smithsonian "George Nakashima, the foremost master of the craft."-Time

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