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  • Limited Editionby Sophie Lovell

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 76.95

    Limited Edition is the new phenomenon in furniture design. With prototypes, one-offs and limited product lines, designers are making furniture objects outside of, and parallel to, the industrial manufacturing system. This book documents this new phenomenon in meticulous investigative essays and presents a fascinating collection of works.... more...

  • Claesson Koivisto Runeby Paola Antonelli; Mark Isitt

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 76.95

    Like Scandinavian masters before them Claesson Koivisto Rune practice both architecture and design. The architectural projects in this monograph include private houses and interiors from Europe to North and South America, as well as larger buildings like the Sfera Building Culture House in Kyoto, Japan. more...

  • The Story of Western Furnitureby Phyllis Bennett Oates

    New Amsterdam Books 1998; US$ 25.99

    " A well organised survey of a facinating subject." David Pearce, RIBA Journal more...

  • Craftsman of the Cumberlandsby Michael Owen Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Why do people consider aesthetic qualities as well as utilitarian ones in the making of everyday objects? Why do they maintain traditions? What is the nature of their creative process? These are some of the larger questions addressed by Michael Owen Jones in his book on craftsmen in the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Kentucky. Concentrating on the... more...

  • Furniture Designby Jerzy Smardzewski

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 229.00

    Maximizing reader insights into the principles of designing furniture as wooden structures, this book discusses issues related to the history of furniture structures, their classification and characteristics, ergonomic approaches to anthropometric requirements and safety of use. It presents key methods and highlights common errors in designing the... more...

  • Woodby Harvey Green

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    A rich, authoritative look at a material that plays an essential role in human culture Wood has been a central part of human life throughout the world for thousands of years. In an intoxicating mix of science, history, and practical information, historian and woodworker Harvey Green considers this vital material's place on the planet. What makes... more...

  • Furniture Designby Jim Postell

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00

    The comprehensive guide to furniture design— expanded and updated Furniture designers draw on a range of knowledge and disciplines to create their work. From history to theory to technology, Furniture Design offers a comprehensive survey of the essential craft- and practice-related aspects of furniture design. Generously illustrated with... more...

  • Chinese Furnitureby Karen Mazurkewich; A. Chester Ong

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 49.95

    The international market for antique Chinese furniture is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chinese Furniture is a survey of these collectibles?from the very best hardwood pieces featured to standard softwood specimens still available on the Asian market. This antique furniture... more...

  • The Furniture of John Shearer, 1790-1820by Elizabeth A. Davison

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 109.99

    A full-color catalog and in-depth examination of the distinctive furniture made by pro-British carpenter and joiner John Shearer, one of the most accomplished furniture makers of the post-Revolutionary period. This publication is co-sponsored by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem, the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum,... more...