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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In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood. It moves back through generations, following the life of people in wood around a New England apple tree, “Seek-No-Further”. He is considered a member of the Hudson River School of painting.
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The Cleared Land 4 5. Folksy philosophy and fun anecdotes make for an easy, informative read. Every book included detailed illustrations, hand lettered titles, and his characteristic folksy wit and observations.
Personally, my favorite part of the book was a small reflection on barn roofing in New England, which intentionally left nails protruding in order to keep snow from falling off. The bark of various trees was processed to make medicine.
Sloane has reserved a special place in his heart 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 cut them down – that is, before metal came in and ruined everything.
Sloane eventually returned to New York and settled in Connecticut, where he began painting rustic landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School. In the s, he began spending part of the year in Taos, New Mexico, where he painted western landscapes and particularly luminous depictions of the desert sky.
While he attended the Art Students League of New York City, he changed his name because George Luks and Revwrence French Sloan suggested that young students should paint under an assumed name so that early inferior works would not be attached to them. Eclectic yet expert musings on the history of wood and rural life in North American which he calls Americana. A reverence for wood Funk and Wagnall’s Book Series.
From cradle to coffin, the pioneer was surrounded by wood. From deconstructed barn planks, to the handles of tools, charcoal, and the living cells of trees, he loves it all.
The bark of various trees was processed to make medicine. Despite my tone here, I really learned quite a bit from this book and enjoyed it quite a bit.
Oct 22, Erverence rated it really liked it. One of my favorite parts is when Sloane talks about the old barn door he teverence for a kitchen table because he loves the wo In this book, Eric Solane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood.
Open Preview See a Reverfnce Want to Read saving…. Account Options Sign in. I really enjoyed reading this; it took me back to those times and made me feel feelings that I had forgotten. I love satisfying my craving to learn something that I’ll never use, and would never learn in school, but which is still interesting.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood.
Named as a classic, Reverence meanders through stories of the “Seek-no-further” apple, timber and joints in his old New England barn, and 18th century batten door styles.
Charcoal, one of the many by-products of wood, was used to preserve meat, remove offensive odors, and produce ink. Well, reading through Sloane’s books I enjoyed the research so reverennce I never actually got around to writing the story. Air Force and the production of a number of illustrated works on meteorology aood weather forecasting.
A Reverence for Wood
Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It made me feel a certain Lanner Limited preview – Sloane, born in New York City and educated at Yale, most of his life has been spent in New England, where he has combined a fascinating range of interests into a colorful and highly successful career, primarily as author-illustrator of more than 24 books on American history, arts, and artifacts.
The author did a really good job capturing the love of wood and woodwork that I’ve had since I was a little boy. I enjoyed this, despite it’s rose-colored-p This book is a short meander though a mythical America where relaxed pioneers worried primarily about how to use trees and shared scripted conversations with each other that mirror Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
Jul 16, Brooks rated it liked it. My favorite line is profound and has changed the attitude of many a customer who would like a ding or dent to dissapear. A Compact Description for Recognizing a. Dec 26, Paul rated it really liked it. He relates many stories of how wood was used in the Americas, both by Native Americans and early European settlers.
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