The Woodbook, the Complete Plates. Romeyn B. Hough.

The Woodbook, the Complete Plates.

Taschen, 09/01/2013. an illustrated encyclopedia of wood types. Item #25627
ISBN: 9783836536035

Original edition was priced at $99.99! Recently released
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From the Publisher: Culled and assembled by
Romeyn Beck Hough between 1888 and 1913 in what still remains a stunning
and unparalleled achievement, American Woods—originally published in 14 volumes,
with actual specimens mounted on card stock—is a work of breathtaking beauty
that has set the standard for the study of trees and wood.


TASCHEN’s Woodbook reproduces, in painstaking
facsimile, all of the specimen pages from the original volumes; for this purpose
we have obtained the use of an extremely rare original set of volumes in very
good condition, with minimal damage to the wood cuts. For all trees, now
arranged in alphabetical order, three different cross-section cuts of wood are
represented (radial, horizontal, and vertical), demonstrating the particular
characteristics of the grain and the wealth of colors and textures to be found
among the many different wood types. Also included in this special edition are
lithographs by Charles Sprague Sargent of the leaves and nuts of most trees, as
well as texts describing the trees’ geographical origins and physical
characteristics.


Interior designers, craftspeople, nature enthusiasts, and
artists alike will enjoy this beautiful collection of wood samples which
includes many trees that are now very rare or completely extinct.


768 pages, hard cover. Taschen (2014)


 

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