The woodbook.

Type:
boek
Titel:
The woodbook.
Auteur:
Leistikow, Klaus Ulrich
Jaar:
2002
Taal:
Meerdere talen
Uitgever:
Köln : Taschen, 2002
Paginering:
863 p. : ill.
Plaatsnummer:
GKG.LWB.674.03 LEIS 02 (Graaf Karel de Goedelaan Kortrijk)
ISBN:
3822817422
Onderwerp:
Hout
Samenvatting:
Samenvatting:The specimens, as things of beauty, are greatly to be prized…. The workis valuable and unique." -The Boston Globe, on the original editionCulled and assembled by Romeyn Beck Hough between 1888 and 1913 in whatstill remains and stunning and unparalleled achievement, American Woods-originally published in 14 volumes, with actual specimens mounted oncard stock-is a work of breathtaking beauty that has set the standard forstudy of trees and wood. TASCHEN's Wood Book reproduces, in painstakingfacsimile, all of the specimen pages from the original volumes; for thispurpose we have obtained the use of an extremely rare original set ofvolumes in very good condition, with minimal damage to the wood cuts. Foreach tree, three different cross-section cuts of wood are represented(radial, horizontal, and vertical), demonstrating the particularcharacteristics of the grain and the wealth of colors and textures to befound among the many different wood types. Also included in this specialedition are lithographs by Charles Sprague Sargent of the leaves and nutsof most trees, as well as texts describing the trees' geographicalorigins and physical characteristics. Interior designers, craftsmen,nature enthusiasts, and artists alike will enjoy this beautifulcollection of wood samples which includes many trees that are now veryrare or completely extinct.
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