Furniture History and Design
The Adirondack Chair: A Celebration of a Summer Classic
The Adirondack Chair
A Celebration of a Summer Classic
Hardcover      ISBN: 1584795689
There’s no competition. When it comes to the American Idyll, the hammock and the Adirondack chair are the shoe-in (and shoes-off!) winners. Built for lazing around in, they’re the classic icons of a summer getaway. And they’re both quintessentially American. The hammock, invented by the native inhabitants of the Caribbean, was “discovered” by Columbus on his first voyage to the New World. And the Adirondack chair—whose name evokes the mountain retreats for which it was originally fashioned—is deeply rooted in the American Arts & Crafts movement. In these charming books, furniture maker Daniel Mack captures the nostalgic, carefree, and oh-so-comfortable spirit of the hammock and ’Rondack chair. Illustrated with scores of contemporary photographs and images from vintage memorabilia, The Hammock and The Adirondack Chair are also filled with “who knew?” history. And each contains instructions for hanging your own hammock or building your own chair. But really, these books—splendid gifts for Father’s Day or as thank-you tokens for summer-weekend hosts—are not about work. In fact, they’re perfect for taking a little break with (while relaxing, of course, in a hammock or Adirondack chair).

The Art of the Painted Finish
The Art of the Painted Finish
Paperback      ISBN: 0688060706
Cabinet Makers and Furniture Designers
Cabinet Makers and Furniture Designers
Hardcover      ISBN: 0297178202
Chairs by Architects
Chairs by Architects
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
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
Charles and Ray Eames
Objects and Furniture Design by Architects
Hardcover      ISBN: 8434311453

Chinese Furniture
Chinese Furniture
Hardcover      ISBN: 1878529234
Clara Porset's Design
Clara Porset's Design
Paperback      ISBN: 8475067417

Dictionary of Furniture
Dictionary of Furniture
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.
The Encyclopedia of Furniture
The Encyclopedia of Furniture
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517037351
An illustrated up-to-date reference work which describes every period and development in furniture styling and construction