Furniture History and Design
Chairs by Architects
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0500292507
Does an architect’s style always come across, regardless of medium? Pairing great buildings with great chairs by the same architect, Chairs by Architects demonstrates how the defining qualities of a building’s style can also be evident in that architect’s furniture designs. Pieces of furniture, like manifestos, become signatures of architectural style. The fifty-five architects featured here include early modern architectural pioneers such as Otto Wagner, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Antoni Gaudí, and Walter Gropius, together with more recent modern masters such as Oscar Niemeyer, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Daniel Libeskind.The book contains interviews on Designing (in conversation with David Adjaye), Manufacturing (with David E. Bright, Knoll, Inc.), Selling (with Zeev Aram), Collecting (with Richard Wright), and Preserving (with Susanne Graner, Vitra Design Museum). This is essential reading for everyone concerned with design, architecture, and the relationship between creators and their creations.
Charles & Ray Eames
1907-1978, 1912-1988: Pioneers of Mid-century Modernism
Hardcover ISBN: 3836560216
Visual impact: Nothing says modernist perfection like an Eames design The creative duo Charles Eames (1907–1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912–1988) transformed the visual character of America. Though best known for their furniture, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, textile design, photography, and film. The Eames’ work defined a new, multifunctional modernity, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, as well as for the use of modern materials, notably plywood and plastics. The Eames Lounge Chair Wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the twentieth century, while the couple’s contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture. From the couple’s earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features: - an introduction to the life and work of the architect - the major works in chronological order - information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions - a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings - approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)
Charles and Ray Eames
Objects and Furniture Design by Architects
Hardcover ISBN: 8434311453
Dictionary of Furniture
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 162636012x
Examines artistic and cultural trends that reveal how furniture impacted the time in which it was made, and defines terms pertaining to global styles, manufactures, and makers from ancient times to the modern era.