A Reverence for Wood

A Reverence for Wood

by Eric Sloane


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ISBN-13: 9781388266714
Publisher: Blurb
Publication date: 07/25/2018
Pages: 110
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties that forever bind us to them. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15,000 paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.


This refreshing and delightfully written book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane's own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection of the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this precious commodity. From cradle to coffin, the pioneer was surrounded by wood. 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. Charcoal, one of the many by-products of wood, was used to preserve meat, remove offensive odors, and produce ink. The bark of various trees was processed to make medicine. An entertaining, factual, and historically accurate book, A Reverence for Wood will delight woodcrafters and lovers of Americana.

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A Reverence for Wood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SChain More than 1 year ago
A delightful little read about wood. The author starts with tearing down an old barn and goes on to discuss the American history of the use of wood, and things made from wood. This might sound a bit boring but it was not at all. Eric Sloane obviously has a reverence for wood and after reading this book you will have a greater appreciation of wood also.