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Furniture

  • Antikes erzählenby Anna Heinze; Albert Schirrmeister; Julia Weitbrecht

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    How is the history of antiquity told, and what is the role of narrativity in transforming the image of antiquity? This volume addresses the highly charged intersection between experience, narrative, and history that may be apprehended when we consider the great diversity of narrative practices in literature, the visual arts, and historiography. Individual... more...

  • Chairby Anne Massey

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    The chair—you’re likely sitting in one right now. Yet, despite its common presence in offices, restaurants, and homes, we very rarely stop to think about the origins of the chair and its place in culture. After all, the human body is actually more suited to sitting on the ground than on a chair; and as a result, chairs often cause back... more...

  • Furniture Designby Jim Postell

    Wiley 2012; US$ 80.00

    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... 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. The book presents... more...

  • Chinese Antiquitiesby Audrey Wang

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 60.00

    Chinese Antiquities: An Introduction to the Art Market provides an essential guide to the growing market for Chinese antiquities, encompassing all sectors of the market, from Classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy to ceramics, jade, bronze and ritual sculpture. Aimed at current and aspiring collectors, investors and galleries interested in Chinese... more...

  • How To Build Shaker Furnitureby Tom Moser

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 24.99

    The Shakers produced many incredible furniture objects that we continue to venerate today. For the woodworker the fascination is often rooted in the essential simplicity of the work. Interest in Shaker design is as strong today as it was when the first edition of this book was published in 1977, possibly stronger. This ongoing interest is the direct... more...

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

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • Greene & Greene Furnitureby David Mathias

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 35.00

    One hundred years ago Charles and Henry Greene developed a new and distinctive architectural and decorative style that blended Arts & Crafts and Asian influences with California sensibility and obsessive attention to detail. That innovative style is instantly recognizable today. "David Mathias, author of this richly personal appreciation of... more...

  • Limited Editionby Sophie Lovell

    De Gruyter 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...

  • Antique Trader Furniture Price Guideby Kyle Husfloen

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 19.99

    Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide examines all major styles of American and European furniture from the seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century via a review of beds, benches, cradles, sofas, armories, and more, complete with furniture dating chart, price guide, and more than one thousand color photos. more...