George Nakashima | The Soul of a Tree


On a farm-like 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. 

George Nakashima’s singular literary opus has inspired generations of architects, furniture-makers, and collectors around the world. In this lavishly illustrated volume — part autobiography, part woodworking guide — George grants readers a close look at his artistry, philosophy, and personal history. 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."

Paperback: 221 pages
Publisher:  Kodansha International; First Edition (1988)
Language: English
ISBN-10:  1568363958
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 11.6 inches

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