By George Nakashima
On a farmlike compound close to New desire, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his relations, and fellow wood-workers create beautiful furnishings from richly grained, infrequent trees. Tables, desks, chairs, and cupboards from this easy workshop grace the houses and mansions and government boardrooms of people that prize such excellence. during this lavishly illustrated quantity, George Nakashima permits us in intimate examine his artistry, his philosophy, his lifestyles. it's the portrait of an artisan who strives to discover the precise use for every plank with a view to "create an item of software to guy and, if nature smiles, an item of lasting beauty."
The author's look for the that means of existence took him as a tender guy to Paris, Tokyo, and Pondicherry, India. In India, he discovered the interior peace for which he have been looking out and commenced to discover how one can paintings with trees. He writes movingly concerning the grandeur of old timber and wonderful figured woods and explains how he selects and prepares his fabrics. particularly, he impresses us along with his devotion to gaining knowledge of the inherent fantastic thing about wooden in order that noble timber may have a moment lifestyles as furnishings. The Soul of a Tree seems to be on the international during the eyes of an artist and inspires the enjoyment of dwelling in concord with nature.
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