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The Woodbook By TASCHEN

The Woodbook by TASCHEN

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Summary

Originally published in 14 volumes and with actual specimens mounted on card stock, American Woods is a collection of breathtaking beauty that has set the standard for the study of trees and wood. This edition reproduces, in painstaking fascimile, all of the specimen pages from the original volumes. A reference work for interior designers,...

The Woodbook Summary

The Woodbook by TASCHEN

Culled and assembled by Romeyn Beck Hough between 1888 and 1913 in what still remains a stunning and unparalleled achievement, American Woods-originally published in 14 volumes, with actual specimens mounted on card stock-is a work of breathtaking beauty that has set the standard for the study of trees and wood.

TASCHEN's Wood Book reproduces, in painstaking facsimile, all of the specimen pages from the original volumes; for this purpose we have obtained the use of an extremely rare original set of volumes in very good condition, with minimal damage to the cuts of wood. For all trees, now arranged in alphabetical order, three different cross-sectional cuts of wood are represented (radial, horizontal, and vertical), demonstrating the particular characteristics of the grain and the wealth of colors and textures to be found among the many different wood types. Also included in this special edition are lithographs by Charles Sprague Sargent of the leaves and nuts of most of the trees, as well as texts describing the trees' geographical origins and physical characteristics.

Interior designers, craftspeople, nature enthusiasts, and artists alike will enjoy this beautiful collection of wood samples which includes many trees that are now very rare or completely extinct.

"The specimens, as things of beauty, are greatly to be prized.... The work is valuable and unique." -The Boston Globe

The Woodbook Reviews

"The specimens, as things of beauty, are greatly to be prized.... The work is valuable and unique." - The Boston Globe, on the original edition"

Additional information

GOR006346456
9783822838181
3822838187
The Woodbook by TASCHEN
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taschen GmbH
2007-09-25
800
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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