George Nakashima Full Circle by Derek E. Ostergard

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Published by Grove Press .

Written in English

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8575555M
ISBN 10155584376X
ISBN 109781555843762
OCLC/WorldCa19123334

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While "Sould of a tree" looked at the furniture, "Nature form & Spirit" starts with the life of Nakashima and how he came to design all his furniture and the houses/5(26). Nakashima furniture is one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, and made to order at our workshop in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

“We strive to make furniture as closely as possible to the way it was designed and made during my father’s time, altered only to adapt to available materials, dimensional requirements, or improvements to structure.”. George Nakashima (GN) has been described as a scholar, philosopher.

writer, builder, designer, architect, & woodworker. He is all of these things, but he is truly the elder statesman of the American craft movement. In the s & s GN was perceived as an upholder of standards in the face of industrialization.4/5(2).

The Soul of a Tree looks at the world through the eyes of an artist and evokes the joy of living in harmony with nature. ; George Nakashima, woodworker and architectural designer, is a native of Seattle, Washington. A graduate of MIT in architecture, he worked briefly in New York, then traveled to Paris, Tokyo, and India.

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On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber.

Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who prize such excellence/5. A master woodworker and M.I.T.-trained architect, George Nakashima was the leading light of the American Studio furniture movement.

Along with Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, and Wendell Castle, Nakashima was an artisan who disdained industrial methods and materials in favor of a personal, craft-based approach to the design. George Nakashima. GEORGE NAKASHIMA, woodworker and architectural designer, is a native of Seattle, Washington.

A graduate of MIT in architecture, he worked briefly in New York, then traveled to Paris, Tokyo, and India. As an innovator in 20th century furniture design, George Nakashima also pioneered the use of the butterfly joint on book-matched tables and utilized cantilevers for chairs and tables.

For Knoll, George Nakashima created the Splay-Leg Table and the Straight Chair, both of which have become iconic parts of the Knoll catalog.

Preferring to build. George Nakashima () was a trained architect famous for furnishings he made typically with natural wood. He regarded the processes surrounding the selection, cutting, drying and use of fine timbers as "giving new life to the tree." Nakashima worked primarily with hand tools and often left.

Nakashima died in His daugher, Mira, continues to operate the business in New Hope, Pennsylvania and has also created some pieces for the Andersen Horticultural Library. Further reading. Learn more at George Nakashima Woodworker, or in one of these books (available at the Andersen Horticultural Library): Nakashima, George.

"From [Nakashima’s] tables and chairs flows the unadorned beauty of the rhythms of nature."—Smithsonian "George Nakashima, the foremost master of the craft."—Time "Part woodworking manual, part philosophical journal, this book is as unique as author and woodworking legend George Nakashima’s exquisite furniture." —This Old House magazinePrice: $ Board Members.

MIRA NAKASHIMA, the daughter of George Nakashima and co-owner of George Nakashima in Seattle, incarcerated in Minidoka, Idaho inmoved to New Hope, Pennsylvania inMira attended New Hope-Solebury until High School, where she received her diploma from Solebury School.

In the workshop of George Nakashima, the soul of the tree was celebrated. "It is an art- and soul-satisfying adventure to walk the forests of the world, to commune with trees,” Nakashima said, “to bring this living material to the work bench, ultimately to give it a second life."Nationality: American.

Constructed from two enormous, book-matched slabs, the Peace Altar was the first of three tables conceived by George Nakashima to promote unity and world peace.

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Midcentury modern woodworker, architect, and furniture-maker George Nakashima (–) both exemplifies and defies this truism. Take his signature live-edge tables. What once was innovative—incorporating the natural edge of burled, knotted, or salvaged wood—is now familiar and trending right along with other sustainable furnishings.

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George Nakashima House, Studio, and Workshop Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States Combining international styles and modern influences with Japanese craft traditions, George Nakashima's work was a significant force in the American craft movement of the mid-twentieth century.

Nakashima died in His daugher, Mira, continues to operate the business in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and has also created some pieces for the Andersen Horticultural Library. Further reading. Learn more at George Nakashima Woodworker, or in one of these books (available at the Andersen Horticultural Library): Nakashima, George.

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Design icon George Nakashima was a progressive master of architecture and interior. Known for crossing over modern societal visions with Japanese craftsmanship, he championed a futuristic concept of living treasured by his peers.

Step into his New Hope studio as featured in Inside Utopia. When trees mature, it is fair and moral that they are cut for man's use, as they would soon decay and return to the earth. Trees have a yearning to live again, perhaps to provide the beauty, strength and utility to serve man, even to become an object of great artistic worth.

On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, the author, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber. This book is an intimate look at his artistry, his philosophy, his life.

The author's search for the meaning of life took him as a young man to Paris, Tokyo, and Pondicherry, India. In India, he found the inner peace for which he had. © Trimble Inc. Privacy Terms of Use. George Nakashima was interned during World War II because, as a Japanese American, he was regarded as an “undesirable alien.” In a prison camp in Idaho, he learned carpentry from another inmate who had trained with Japanese master woodworkers.

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While "Sould of a tree" looked at the furniture, "Nature form & Spirit" starts with the life of Nakashima and how he came to design all his furniture and the houses.5/5(5).

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