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SPEAKING OF FURNITURE: CONVERSATIONS WITH 14 AMERICAN MASTERS. Bebe Pritam Johnson and Warren Eames Johnson. Artist Book Foundation, New York, 2013. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 336 pp. with 378 ills. (328 col.). 30 x 22 cm. LC 2013-939213 ISBN 9780988855717 In English.
Publisher's description: For the past half-century, the Studio Furniture movement has grown in reaction to the traditionally designed and mass-produced furnishings generally available to most Americans. Instead, Studio Furniture makers offer innovative design, fine handcrafting and a unique sensibility that stands midway between function and fine art. The craftsmanship and quality hark back to an earlier, pre-industrial age, yet the designs and materials can be distinctly modern. Speaking of Furniture: Conversations with 14 American Masters is an in-depth examination of the modus operandi of 14 accomplished studio furniture makers. This colorful, fully illustrated, informative study includes expository conversations with James Krenov, Wendell Castle, Jere Osgood, Judy Kensley Mckie, David Ebner, Richard Scott Newman, Hank Gilpin, Alphonse Mattia, John Dunnigan, Wendy Maruyama, James Schriber, Timothy S. Philbrick, Michael Hurwitz and Thomas Hucker. Speaking of Furniture offers an almost encyclopedic range of knowledgeable insights on the crafting of Studio Furniture, and how its materials and techniques might be evolving. This landmark volume is a must-have for the libraries of collectors, students, academics and furniture makers alike.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Furniture
Plans: 73,30
Worldwide Number: 157882
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