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    Description"Furniture with Soul" follows in the grand tradition of two other classic Kodansha books, "Sam Maloof: Woodworker" and "The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworker's Reflections" by George Nakashima. Both books have inspired several generations of contemporary artists working in wood, including most of the artists in the present book. Written by respected woodworker David Savage, who will soon host a BBC special on the subject, "Furniture with Soul" explores the philosophy, career, and the pivotal moments of struggle and inspiration of ten top craftspeople. Savage travelled throughout the United States and Britain to interview renowned artists in the field with candour and an uncompromising eye. As he puts it, The craftspeople featured in this book have lived lives dedicated to the creation of objects that will fill us with awe and wonder. These makers are at once artists and designers and top-of-the-line craftspeople, creating handcrafted objects in the small workshop or studio, stretching artistic boundaries, uninterested in mass-produced products. Their pursuit is excellence and the individuality that will make their work a landmark of our age. Savage shines the spotlight on some of the world's best woodworkers, including John Makepeace, John Cederquist, Jack Larimore, Gary Knox Bennett, and Peter Danko. With a telling eye and refreshing intimacy, he reveals the thinking, creative process, how each found his or her voice, and their rise to prominence. Savage seeks to illuminate the soul of the artists' work, and the concrete and inspirational moments of their lives that shaped them.

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    Furniture with Soul
    Master Woodworkers and Their Craft
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Savage
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 235 mm
    Height: 310 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,385 g
    ISBN 13: 9784770031211
    ISBN 10: 4770031211

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    BIC subject category V2: TNTC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 07
    BISAC V2.8: ANT017000
    BIC subject category V2: AKR
    DC22: 749
    Abridged Dewey: 749
    BISAC V2.8: DES006000
    BIC subject category V2: TTVR
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: NK2231 .S28 2011
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: AKR, TNT, TTVR
    Illustrations note
    96 four colour and 136 black and white photographs
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha International Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Conjuring up images of fresh-cut planks, sawdust, and varnish, author and fellow artisan David Savage takes us into the studio workshops of these craftsmen and craftswomen -- but in addition to their creative spaces, we are offered a glimpse into the minds and lives of the furniture makes as well. . . . Furniture With Soul's twenty profiles. . .will no doubt prove fascinating for woodworkers, yet those who know little about the field will also be intrigued and ultimately far better-informed. Savage's accompanying narrative is as smooth and compelling as his own furniture, and reflective of his many years of experience and passion for his soulful craft." -- ForeWord Reviews