Tokyo: Kodansha, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover : pp. [i-xii], xiii-xxi, [22-23], 24-221, [222-224] : Richly illustrated throughout including full page colour photos : Introduction by Dr. George Wald : Light brown textured endpapers : Burgandy cloth boards : Gilt lettering to spine : Illustrated dust jacket with detail of English walnut bench (photo by Dana Levy) on front and photo of the author on back by Osamu Murai : Price unclipped.
Corner of boards at tail pushed : Dust jacket corners slightly pushed. Very good / very good. Item #1876
George Katsutoshi Nakashima was an American woodworker, architect, and furniture maker who was one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture design and a father of the American craft movement.''This inspirational book portrays the development of a true craftsman and shines with the spirit of reverence for our chosen medium of working and the perfectionism of a master craftsman. Woodworkers at all levels can appreciate and learn from his life story and his example. Especially those who seek a deeper awareness of the meaning of our chosen vocations or avocations, this book is well worth reading and contemplating.'' - Part of a book review by J. Norman Reid, woodworker, writer and woodworking instructor.