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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From cradle to coffin, the pioneer was surrounded by wood. He was particularly fond of clouds. His books feel so authentic and warm and interesting. My review of it is here: My five-year-old and I loved this book.
An entertaining, factual, and historically accurate book, A Reverence for Wood will delight woodcrafters and lovers of Americana. The drawings are plain and beautiful, and would hang well on a reverennce by themselves. Goldstein Snippet view – I collect all his books now, and pick them up when I find them.
A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane
It’s a short book, and it tells tales of New England and some of the history of wood in America. One of my favorite parts is when Sloane talks about wric old barn door he uses for a kitchen table because he loves the wood so much. As always, I love Sloane’s appreciation for the past and longing for simplicity. Sloane’s best known books are A Reverence for Wood, which examines the history and tools of woodworking, as well as the philosophy of the woodworker; The Cracker Barrel, which is a compendium of folk wit and wisdom; and Diary of an Early American Boy: My dad turned me onto Sloane.
Traces a history of American woodworking backward through the centuries via a single variety of apple tree. It moves back through generations, following the life of people in wood around a New England apple tree, “Seek-No-Further”. The scratches near the latch where a farmer must have lit a match for a pipe, the scratches of a dog jumping on the door, the nail where a wreath may have hung.
He developed an impressive collection of historic tools which became the nucleus of the collection in the Sloane-Stanley Tool Museum in Kent, Connecticut. Sep 09, Alejandro Caycedo rated it really liked it. A Reverence for Wood. Paperback sloame, pages. The author did a really good job capturing the love of wood and woodwork that I’ve had since I was a little boy. Jul 16, Brooks rated it liked it.
aa From inside the book. Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane’s own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood. The last section of this book is one of the best for someone new to identifying trees, filled with Sloane’s wonderful sketches that quickly show identifying features.
I came across Eric Sloane’s books when I was a teenage wanna-be author researching a book set in early America.
Folksy philosophy and fun anecdotes make for an easy, informative read.
Jan 28, Matthew rated it it was amazing. Published February 18th by Dover Publications first published Finally I’ve decided to reread and review for GR An entertaining, erverence, and historically accurate book, A Reverence for Wood will delight woodcrafters and lovers of Americana. Heavily illustrated meditation on the importance of wood in the early decades of America.
The special knowledge of which wood is suited to which task, the ready identification of native trees, the reverence for wood, the instinctive knowledge that wood can warm the soul as well as the body — these virtues of a bygone age are revived in Eric Sloane’s remarkable work. Dec 26, Paul rated it really liked it. Sloane was an accomplished landscape painter and author who illustrated his own histories of folklore, tools, colonial building methods, and the weather.
Sloane is never preachy, but his book is a powerful message about what can be lost from community when we become merely consumers. Charmingly illustrated with author Reverencce Sloane’s own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood. I can’t rate this objectively, because I always associate it with my father.
A Reverence for Wood
It includes numerous easily digestible meditations and anecdotes related to our nation’s historical reliance on lumber. Account Options Sign in. Goodreads revreence you keep track of books you want to read.
Quick read, lots of information and entertaining. Jul 14, Shaun rated it liked it Recommended to Shaun by: A Reverence for Wood By: Noah Blake, based on a diary he discovered at a local library book sale. From deconstructed barn planks, to the handles of tools, charcoal, and the living cells of trees, he loves it all. Jul 03, Quentin Paquette rated it really liked it.
It was used to make tools, fence the land, and build barns. People sat at wooden tables on wooden chairs and ate from wooden dishes.
My favorite line is profound and has changed the attitude of many a customer who would like a ding or dent to dissapear.