American Furniture 2017
Hardcover ISBN: 0986385727
Acknowledged as the journal of record in its field, American Furniture presents new research on furniture design, use, production, and appreciation. Begun in 1993, this award-winning annual provides a comprehensive forum on furniture history, technology, connoisseurship, and conservation by the foremost scholars in the field. It is the only interdisciplinary journal devoted exclusively to furniture made or used in the Americas from the seventeenth century to the present.
The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture
Hardcover ISBN: 1580934447
Twentieth-century Brazilian furniture design is perhaps the last great largely unknown tradition of modernism, characterized by rich and sensually textured hardwoods and an ingenuity, grace, and simplicity that exemplify the national character ofbrasiliadade. With well over 400 historic images and new photography, Brazil Modern: The Rediscovery of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Furniture surveys the history and legacy of this innovative design tradition. Featuring the work of the titans of Brazilian design—Lina Bo Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Joaquim Tenreiro, and Sergio Rodrigues—as well as numerous designers whose work and reputations only recently reached foreign shores,Brazil Modern is the first comprehensive guide to this untapped vein of modernist design.
Field Guide to American Antique Furniture/a Unique Visual System for Identifying the Style of Virtually Any Piece of American Antique Furniture
Paperback ISBN: 0805001247
This antique furniture identification guide encompasses all periods, styles, and forms of American furniture, from the seventeenth to early twentieth centuries
A Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques & Collectibles
Paperback ISBN: 1631863711
R. Bruce Hoadley is widely considered to be the authority on wood and wood technology. Author of two highly acclaimed books on understanding and identifying wood, Hoadley has had a lifelong passion for antiques, and he now turns his attention to explaining how to identify the woods used in antiques and collectibles. An introductory chapter outlines the woods covered, followed by a chapter about wood in general, which will focus on the anatomical features and physical properties used for identification. Chapter 3 discusses the simple tools needed--a light, a sharp knife or razor blade, and a hand lens--as well as techniques to start out with and ways to deal with the many special problem situations. The main part of the book is a discussion of 37 woods commonly found in American antiques. Hoadley chose these 37 woods based on the species he has encountered in museums, collections, shops, auctions, garage sales, etc. Each wood is first described in terms of its physical properties and pertinent visible anatomical features and characteristics. A macroscopic view (equivalent to 10x hand-lens resolution) of a cross-sectional surface is used to explain critical features used in identification. Related to each wood, two or more objects (both antiques and collectibles) will be shown by an overall photograph, then by close-up and/or hand-lens views to illustrate application of the features that confirm identification of the wood.
From Louis Xiii to Art Deco
Paperback ISBN: 0821226835
Concise descriptions and 750 detailed line drawings chronicle four hundred years in the history of French furniture design, from the era of Louis XIII to early twentieth-century Art Deco pieces, offering helpful tips on furniture styles, characteristics, design details, and more. 15,000 first printing.
The Furniture Bible
Hardcover ISBN: 1579655351
A comprehensive guide to restoring, preserving and refinishing furniture draws on the author's experience as the son of a French atelier to outline such step-by-step techniques as ceruse, vernis anglais and water gilding. 25,000 first printing.