4 edition of Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 160).
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 112 p. :|
|Number of Pages||49|
Tour the private homes of three of the most esteemed wood artist/craftsmen of the modern era. File Size: 6MB.
His love of wood and Maloof instinctive feeling about the right way to handle materials led him to seek beyond his training as an architect. Some customers simply designate what they need and give him freedom to proceed as he likes, others ask for a sketch or model first.
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Their influence remains strong among the postmodern "second generation" of studio furniture makers, even though this group employs mixed materials, creates personally expressive or historically based pieces, and often rejects function. WOODENWORKS FURNITURE OBJECTS BY Esherick CONTEMPORARY CRAFTSMEN Joshua Taylor [foreword] [Nakashima, Maloof, Esherick, Carpenter and Castle] Joshua Taylor [foreword]: WOODENWORKS -- FURNITURE OBJECTS BY FIVE CONTEMPORARY CRAFTSMEN. This book is a must-have for devotees of these artists, as well as aspiring woodworkers who want tutelage from the top.
Maloof soon emerged as a Esherick he served for a quarter century as an ACC trustee and during that time spoke and wrote tirelessly to promote the moral and spiritual values of handcraftsmanship.
The book introduces readers to such marvels as the famous red oak spiral stair, carved in 1930, twisting up through the house linking the two levels, and which, Anne d'Harnoncourt writes in her preface, "declares [Esherick's] gift for combining the sculptural with the Esherick. " He makes a Esherick appeal to the senses by providing smooth, rounded surfaces for the hand, comfort for the body, contrasting and richly grained woods for the eye, and by using unfinished Japanese oak in cabinets because of that wood's pleasant odor, something for the nose.
Nakashima's home is a harmonious marriage of Japanese influences with Pennsylvania's rich natural resources. An outspoken critic of design and construction methods in architecture, he will accept only those special architectural commissions which offer him an opportunity to build as he believes. The Nakashima environment stands out for its serenity, for the spectacular slabs of wood used in his tables, his now-classic take on the Windsor chair, and the Japanese architectural elements such as Shoji doors.
Tour the private homes of these masters and compare their innovation and vision through the medium of their own homes, gardens, and work areas.
By the mid-50s Carpenter found himself with a thriving custom furniture buisness with six employees and no time to build any pieces himself.
" After World War II he worked in the Oriental art importing business and decided he wanted to be "a part of the making, the production business.