Best cover artwork of the day: Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill
The La Times’ Jacket Copy blog pointed me towards this book – Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill, published by Princeton Architectural Press. This book offers detailed prints of tree trunk cross sections, including oak, maple, locust, ash and cedar. There are also images of the wood blocks used to create the prints and accounts of how the artist selected each tree. It sounds like a fascinating book but it’s a shame that the trees were cut down.
If you want to know about the opposite end of this spectrum, pick up a copy of Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill – an excellent memoir from a tree planter in British Columbia.