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Furniture

  • Furniture Designby Jerzy Smardzewski

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 153.24

    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...

  • 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...

  • Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015by Eric Bradley

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 22.99 US$ 20.69

    Filled with more than 4,300 new color images, expert insight on everything from cherished classics to the latest trends, and vetted values throughout help to once again make the Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles the premiere reference in the field. For three decades, Antique Trader has been your trusted guide to the finest collections, the... more...

  • Antikes erzählenby Anna Heinze; Albert Schirrmeister; Julia Weitbrecht

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    Die Antike und ihre Rezeption wurden bisher weitgehend in den Grenzen von Fachdisziplinen erforscht. In der Reihe Transformationen der Antike steht dagegen die interdisziplinäre Kontextualisierung der produktiven Transformationen antiker Wissenschaften und Künste im Vordergrund. Dargestellt wird der langwellige, von der Spätantike bis zur... 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 problems. Nonetheless,... more...

  • Limited Editionby Sophie Lovell

    Birkhäuser 2013; US$ 76.95

    Limited Edition is the new buzzword in furniture design. The demand for unique pieces is steadily increasing. With prototypes, one-offs and limited product lines, designers are celebrating a cult of individuality for all price classes. Furniture prototypes have always been an element of the industrial design process, but now they are... more...

  • Claesson Koivisto Runeby Paola Antonelli; Mark Isitt; Ake E. Lindman; Johan Fowelin

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 76.95

    In den wenig mehr als zehn Jahren seit seiner Gründung hat das schwedische Designertrio Claesson Koivisto Rune bereits außerordentlich großen Anklang gefunden. Wie andere skandinavische Meister zuvor, beispielsweise Aalto oder Jacobsen, sind Claesson Koivisto Rune sowohl in der Architektur als auch im Design heimisch. 2004 gehörten sie... more...

  • Furniture Designby Jim Postell

    Wiley 2012; US$ 85.00 US$ 76.50

    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

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • How To Build Shaker Furnitureby Tom Moser

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 22.49

    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...