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Studio Furniture : Of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum (Hardcover)

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Exquisitely photographed and beautifully designed, this complementary catalog of America's finest studio furniture highlights 84 pieces from the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. Inside, the pages reveal the importance of?wooden furniture?in the modern American craft arena, and how first- and second-generation artists shaped the studio furniture movement. Artist statements accompany gorgeous photography of the Renwick collection and provide insight into the makers' training?and professional experience, theories on art, artistic techniques, and even personal inspirations. Such artists include the patriarch of studio furniture, Wharton Esherick, and Wendle Castle, the maker of the most popular piece among gallery visitors?the infamous Ghost Clock. The treasures of the Renwick collection?Judy's McKee's Monkey Settee, Sam Maloof's Rocking Chair, John Cederquist's Ghost Boy, and George Nakashima's Conoid Bench?are also included among the many pieces from makers whose work is functional, artistic, and of the finest craftsmanship.


Publisher Fox Chapel Pub Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9781565233652
SKU 208422232
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1565233654
Release Date 9/1/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0223
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing
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