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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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.

What was the forest used for and how it shaped people living in the area. Sloane is never woodd, but his book is a powerful message about what can be lost from community when we become merely consumers.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane’s own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood. Common terms and phrases acorn apple tree ash trees barn door basswood beams became become began Benjamin Berkshire berries birch black cherry boxes branch butternut called cedar century charcoal chestnut Chestnut rails color Connecticut cords Cornwall crabs Dudleytown early Rreverence eating apples England English farm farmer feet fireplace forest frames fruit fuel grain gray bark ground grow hardwood Harley harvest heat hickory hills holes hornbeam hundred iron Jonathan knew leaf leaves live logs Long Island look mast material mill mound nails Norway maple old barn paint panel peak pine Post Riders rafters Raggies rails reverence for wood Robert Carter sassafras sawdust season Seek-no-further shake sheathing shingles ship shrink side silver maple snow softwood split sugar maple sycamore there’s things timber trunk trunnels twigs usually wainscoting walnut warp weather Westfield white Spruce willow oak wire fence wood fences yellow.


He developed an impressive collection of historic tools which became the nucleus of the collection in the Sloane-Stanley Tool Museum in Kent, Connecticut. Here are some quotes from this one: The Way America Was. Jan 22, Kenneth Lacovara rated it erid liked it.

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This is the kind of book you end up reading when you take acid in San Francisco. It made me feel a certain Stellar illustrations and a unique historical narrative. My favorite line is profound and has changed the attitude of many a customer who would like a ding or dent to dissapear. It’s especially interesting because Sloane’s own passion shines in his writing. The bark of various trees was processed to make medicine.

While he attended th Eric Sloane born Everard Jean Hinrichs was an American landscape painter and author of illustrated works of cultural history and folklore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

I kept staring at his pen work in admiration Sloane is a painter, and interestingly enough touts Masonite as a substitute for canvas or wood as a medium!

Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood.

Sloane studied art and lettering with Goudy. Dec 02, Roslyn rated it it was amazing.

A REVERENCE FOR WOOD by Eric Sloane | Kirkus Reviews

Traces a history of American woodworking backward through the centuries via a single variety of wric tree.

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 Seasons of America Past.


Quite simply put, “Wood always remembers”. Sep 09, Alejandro Caycedo rated it really liked it. The scratches near the latch where a farmer must have lit a match for a woof, the scratches of a dog jumping on the door, the nail where a wreath may have hung.


May 25, Hilary rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Museum of Early American Tools. It was used to make tools, fence the land, and build barns.

Eric Sloane born Everard Jean Hinrichs was an American landscape painter and author of illustrated works of cultural history and folklore. This book eeic 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. Nice book and well illustrated. Taking us to the site of the original, Sloane shows us the saplings that have taken root where the ffor tree has fallen to the ground.

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 sloaane attached vor them. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.