Tower: Faith, Vertigo, and Amateur Construction

By: Bill Henderson

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Tower is Bill Henderson's winning personal account of erecting, by hand and almost entirely on his own, a wooden tower on a plot of land in Maine. For Henderson, constructing the edifice -- which he resolutely declares to have no purpose, religious or utilitarian -- is an exercise in faith and self-reliance. Henderson guides us through the details of design and construction with clear illustrations and humor, often digressing to contemplate the various towers of Yeats, Joyce, Sam Rodia, and Gustave Eiffel. The finished result is not only Henderson's completed tower, in which we share an inspiring sense of accomplishment, but a revelatory insight into what motivates the builders and thinkers who precede our own efforts to gain a higher viewpoint.

Title:: Tower: Faith, Vertigo, and Amateur Construction

Author:: Bill Henderson

Categories: Essays, Criticism & Memoir,

Publisher: North Point Press: March 2001

ISBN Number:: 0865476144

ISBN Number: 13: 9780865476141

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: Used - Like New

Seller ID:: 131438