Furniture History and Design
Shop Drawings for Greene & Greene Furniture
23 American Arts & Crafts Masterpieces
Paperback ISBN: 1892836297
Greene & Greene furniture, widely recognized as the finest expression of the American Arts & Crafts movement, is presented here for the first time as working shop drawings. Featuring accurate front, side, and top views, complete cutting lists, and comprehensive section and detail views, these drawings offer today’s woodworkers a unique opportunity to reproduce the rare furniture line, which has often been photographed but not presented in such detail. Including introductory chapters on both the Greenes and the Halls, an extensive discussion covers suitable woods and finishes and provides solid technical information on how to make such characteristic Greene & Greene details as proud ebony plugs and splines, breadboard ends, and cloud lifts.
Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs
Unabridged Reprints of Two Mission Furniture Catalogs, "Craftsman Furniture Made by Gustav Stickley" and "the
Paperback ISBN: 0486238385
594 illustrations, including 277 photos, of authentic, prized, Craftsman furniture as shown in two catalogs — circa 1910 — by foremost manufacturers. Numerous settles, rockers, armchairs, bookcases, plus many other kinds of pieces. Captions.
Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color
Hardcover ISBN: 080783341x
"Marshall and Leimenstoll have researched Day's remarkable life and work thoroughly, identifying a great quantity of his known and attributed furniture and interior woodwork, finding myriad published sources for his design elements, and examining a wide range of documents to trace his career and describe his world. Their research, along with the wealth of images of Day's unique furniture and interiors, constitutes a book of major, lasting value. "Catherine Bishir, author of North Carolina Architecture "This book, featuring the story and workmanship of Thomas Day, a free man of color in slaveholding North Carolina, is a fascinating addition to the corpus of literature concerning the anomalies and complexities of life in the Old South. A slaveholder as well as a skilled craftsman, Thomas Day occupied an unusual and privileged position. These fine illustrations of his craftsmanship help to explain why. "Daniel c. Littlefield, University of South Carolina "Thomas Day's creative genius, his skill in the design and fabrication of furniture and decorative woodwork, and the scope of his business establish him as a major founder of the North Carolina furniture industry. "John H. Haley, Associate Professor of History Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Wilmington THE NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF HISTORY THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS CHAPEL HILL