On a farmlike compound close to New Desire, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his circle of relatives, and fellow picket-employees create beautiful furnishings from richly grained, uncommon wood. Tables, desks, chairs, and cupboards from this straightforward workshop grace the houses and mansions and government boardrooms of people that prize such excellence. On this lavishly illustrated quantity, George Nakashima lets in us in intimate have a look at his artistry, his philosophy, his lifestyles. It’s the portrait of an artisan who strives to search out definitely the right use for every plank to be able to “create an item of application to guy and, if nature smiles, an item of lasting good looks.”

The writer’s seek for the that means of lifestyles took him as a tender guy to Paris, Tokyo, and Pondicherry, India. In India, he discovered the interior peace for which he were looking out and started to search out how you can paintings with wood. He writes movingly in regards to the grandeur of historical bushes and shocking figured woods and explains how he selects and prepares his fabrics. Specially, he impresses us along with his devotion to finding the inherent great thing about picket in order that noble bushes may have a 2nd lifestyles as furnishings. The Soul of a Tree seems on the global during the eyes of an artist and inspires the enjoyment of residing in solidarity with nature.