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The Furniture of Sam Maloof

Jeremy Adamson Sam Maloof

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WW Norton & Co
17 September 2001
Individual artists, art monographs; Antique furniture & furniture collecting
Sam Maloof (1916-) is a consummate furniture designer and maker, recognized worldwide as a craftsperson's craftsman. This book examines Maloof's lifetime of production. Documented in 200 illustrations, over 90 in color, Adamson traces Maloof's career from his earliest efforts to the masterworks he produces today. Set in the context of the development of Southern California modernism and the contemporary American craft movement, this volume offers the first thorough look at Maloof's extraordinary life and work, providing insights into the materials and techniques of woodworking, as well as the artisan lifestyle. Published in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
By:   Jeremy Adamson, Sam Maloof
Imprint:   WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 310mm,  Width: 259mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   2.059kg
ISBN:   9780393730807
ISBN 10:   0393730808
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   17 September 2001
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  A / AS level ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jeremy Adamson, curator of the Renwick Gallery, lives in Virginia.

Reviews for The Furniture of Sam Maloof

A pure visual treat...as a study of one of this nation's great furniture innovators...you'll want to share it with your woodworking friends. -- Jim Harrold - Wood Magazine An authoritative study... as good a point of entry...as any book ever written on the subject of modern furniture. -- Chipstone Foundation, American Furniture Peppered with interesting revelations that arise from close examination of the Maloof oeuvre...academic rigor balanced with a writing style that is well crafted with the integration of contextual material...a source of much new information on Maloof and an opportunity to see his work in the wider context of the changing American crafts scene -- Clive Edwards, University of Loughborough - Journal of Design History


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