A Reverence for Wood [Eric Sloane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The special knowledge of which wood is suited to which task, the. A Reverence for Wood has ratings and 39 reviews. Jim said: I’ve read this several times as a standalone, the latest as the last book in Eric Sloane’s. A countryman with a penchant for country things (cf. Eric Sloane’s Almanac and Weather Forecaster, Folklore of American Weather, etc.) proceeds at the pace of .
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It had a lot of character and I often spend my meals wondering about the family that had previously owned the table.
A REVERENCE FOR WOOD by Eric Sloane | Kirkus Reviews
Well, reading through Sloane’s books I enjoyed the research so much I never actually got around to writing the story. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I collect all his books now, and pick them up when I wooc them. His fascination with the sky and weather led to commissions to paint works for the U.
The bark of various trees was processed wodo make medicine. My dad turned me onto Sloane. Oct 22, Daniel rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. American Barns and Covered Bridges. From deconstructed barn planks, to the handles of tools, charcoal, and the living cells reverrnce trees, he loves it all. While he attended the Art Students League of New York City, he changed his name because George Luks and John French Sloan suggested that young students should paint under an assumed name so that early inferior works would not be attached to them.
Nov 05, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: An entertaining, factual, and historically accurate book, A Reverence for Wood will delight woodcrafters and lovers of Americana. In the pursuit of excellence, this is a real gem. People sat at wooden tables on wooden chairs and ate from wooden dishes. What a wonderful book! He developed an impressive collection of historic tools which became the nucleus of the collection in the Sloane-Stanley Tool Museum in Kent, Connecticut.
References to this book The Pinon Pine: His books are wonderful descriptions of everyday life in this young country, and his penciled illustrations are absolutely wonderful and informative.
His most famous painted work is probably the skyscape mural, Earth Flight Environment, which is still on display in the Independence Avenue Lobby in the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. Sloane studied art and lettering with Goudy. This is the kind of book you end up reading when you take acid in San Francisco. Charcoal, one of the many by-products of wood, was used to preserve meat, remove offensive odors, and produce ink.
Product Description Product Details This refreshing and delightfully written book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American sloae and culture.
Sloane has reserved a special place in his sliane for wooden tools, and this book is a celebration of what European settlers managed to do with all the trees they found here once they reevrence them down – that is, before metal came in and ruined everything. A Reverence for Wood. My five-year-old and I loved this book.
The bark of various trees was processed to make medicine. In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood. A Compact Description for Recognizing a. It is “one of Eric Sloane’s best books. Nov 29, WendyMcP rated it really liked it Shelves: A delightful read with beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations. I’ve read this owod times as a standalone, the latest as the last book in Eric Sloane’s Sketches of America Pastwhich is actually 3 of his books in one.
He is considered a member of the Hudson River School of painting. This refreshing and delightfully written book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. sloans
A Reverence for Wood
Dec 02, Roslyn rated it it was amazing. We might hope for such resilience, for such beauty, for such renewal. Even though I’m not a carpenter or woodsman myself, even though I have very little interest in history per se, I have been charmed this and several others by Sloane several times.
In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood. Every book included detailed illustrations, hand lettered titles, and his characteristic folksy wit and observations. He relates many stories of how wood was used in the Americas, both by Native Americans and early European settlers.
Stellar illustrations and a unique historical narrative. The last dozen pages or so are fantastic. Nostalgic, insightful, and spiritual. Sep 09, Alejandro Caycedo rated it really liked it. But I do think it’s a five-star book for almost everyone. Jan 22, Kenneth Lacovara rated it really liked it.
The bark of various trees was processed to make medicine. Dec 28, Morgan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The Way America Was. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
Tor 20, Stephen Marchesani rated it really liked it. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15, paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.