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The Soul Of A Tree: A Master Woodworkers Reflections [Paperback]

Nakashima
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Sept. 1 1988

Soul Of A Tree is a Kodansha International publication.


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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


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5.0 out of 5 stars This man never wasted a single second of his life Oct. 30 1999
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George Nakashima was not only a master craftsman in his field, he was a genius. He could pick up any piece of wood and at a glance know what the end product would be to its full potential...and more.He would let the wood tell him. Even his simplest of projects 'sing' beauty and finesse. I bought the book for insperation to my own woodworking skills, and learnt much more than i expected. Included in the book is a short biography telling us of his early life, his travelings and how he ended up the man he became, his family, lifestyle, work and good natured beliefs. It certainly gave me insperation towards beautiful woodwork and i like to think I learnt a few lessons in life as well. If i was to me this man and only shake his hand I would feel honoured.......
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Style. Aug. 27 2001
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The author omit needless wood and carve great pieces of furniture. It is like zen on wood. You will not regret the money you spent on this title.
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