‘To Make as Perfectly as Possible’ Named one of the ‘50 Books of the Year’

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The deluxe edition of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” has been named one of the “50 Books of the Year” for 2013 by the Design Observer, in association with AIGA and Designers & Books.

Wesley Tanner at work on his bench during the French Oak Roubo Project.

Wesley Tanner at work on his bench during the French Oak Roubo Project.

Designed by Wesley Tanner, “To Make as Perfectly as Possible” is the most beautiful modern book I have ever held, much less worked on. Wesley, a fine woodworker himself, did justice to the immense years-long translating job by Don Williams, Michele Pagan and Philippe Lafargue.

You can see all of the winners of the competition here.

This “50 Books” competition is the oldest continuously operating graphic design competition in the United States, starting in 1922.

Please join me in congratulating Wesley on his prestigious award.

— Christopher Schwarz

P.S. We have about two dozen copies of the deluxe edition for sale in our store. Once they are gone, they are gone forever.

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8 Responses to ‘To Make as Perfectly as Possible’ Named one of the ‘50 Books of the Year’

  1. tpobrienjr says:

    Congratulations! Very well done!

  2. jonathanszczepanski says:

    It’s good to see that all of your team’s efforts are being recognized and appreciated outside of the woodworking world too. Carry on!

  3. kendewitt608 says:

    Congrats, quality is it’s own best reward !

  4. tombuhl says:

    This is a wonderful recognition. Cool that this collaborative effort has been seen by a wider range of eyes and hearts than the primary target audience. Well done.

  5. carpenterman says:

    The book lives up to it’s title, raised the bar and it got recognized for it. It towers among some amazing company. Heartfelt congratulations!

  6. bobdeviney says:

    Congratulations to Wesley. The book is an impressive collaborative effort that is deserving of all the praise it receives.

  7. abtuser says:

    Goes without saying, a great design. Congrats to Wesley!

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