A recent post by David Mathias on WoodNet caught my attention. I had read several of his articles in the Popular Woodworking blog! His new book, “Greene & Greene Furniture — Poems of Wood & Light”, will be available in late September. Immediately after reading his post, I followed the link in the signature line of Mathias’ entry on WoodNet; it took me to the wonderful web site he has dedicated to this book.
Browsing through the site showed how much love he has invested in this effort; included is a realistic-looking page-turning of sample pages in the book. And they contain stunning photographs of content never before published. Shortly after I placed my (pre-)order, I received a personal note from David, thanking me for the order; very cool!
In addition to the pages to order the book, it contains a Blog (don’t miss it!), Photo Galleries, Book Preview, a YouTube video trailer with beautiful music, a Table of Contents for the book, an About page, a Contact page (call him, or e-mail him), and a Links page.
Then I read the following at Popular Woodworking’s Woodworker’s Bookshop:
…As was the case with their work, the author pulls together disparate influences such as the Arts & Crafts movement, Japanese architecture and philosophy, Chinese furniture and the environment and topography of California (a sometimes overlooked but crucial element). Numerous new photographs together with historical photos provide context and perspective…
What else could I say?
The book will be available through several sources, including Mathias’ web site (of course!), where you can either place an order, or pre-order, for payment when the book is available. It will also be available through F&W Publishing in September 2010; you can pre-order from the Woodworker’s Bookshop.
I have no commercial interest in the book; however, I am Affiliate member of the Woodworker’s Bookshop (Disclosure: I get a small commission from your purchases through the Affiliate on the Sidebar). I am truly excited about this book because, slowly, the Greene & Greene mystique is pulling me in.
— Al Navas