The maker's hand :American studio furniture, 1940-1990 /Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Gerald W.R. Ward, and Kelly H. L'Ecuyer ; with the assistance of Pat Warner.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-297634

Description

168 p. : ill. ; 28 cm., "The Maker's Hand is one of the first books about the studio furniture movement, and no doubt the most authoritive. Written by two leading experts in the field, it details the history and development of studio furniture, from its origins in post-World War II America through its explosion in the "back-to-nature" sixties, metamorphosis in the "techno" seventies, and professional emergence in the eighties. Along the way, the authors show how changes in American tastes, technology, and culture have influenced these pieces. Also included are extensive biographies of some forty furniture makers, as well as guides to the main exhibitions, schools, and galleries. Profusely illustrated with works by Castle, Maloof, Mary Gregory, John Cederquist, Judy Kensley McKie, and many others, this is an indispensable guide to the inventive, often witty, always surprising world of studio furniture."--BOOK JACKET.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Furniture History 20th century
Furniture.
Cabinetmakers.
Design.
Twentieth century.
Exhibition catalogs.
History.

Originator

Cooke, Edward S.
Ward, Gerald W. R.
L'Ecuyer, Kelly H.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Contents

Director's foreword -- Foreword by The Furniture Society -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: defining the field -- Woodworkers: the beginnings of the studio furniture movement -- The challenge of freewheeling artist-craftsmen: tradition and innovation in the 1960s -- Technofetishism: technical virtuosity and exotic woods in the 1970s -- The professionalization of studio furniture: the 1980s -- Afterword -- Makers' biographies -- Select schools and programs in furniture making and woodworking -- Select galleries -- Chronology of select exhibitions.

Publication

Boston : MFA Publications, a division of the Museum of Fine Arts

Description

168 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
"The Maker's Hand is one of the first books about the studio furniture movement, and no doubt the most authoritive. Written by two leading experts in the field, it details the history and development of studio furniture, from its origins in post-World War II America through its explosion in the "back-to-nature" sixties, metamorphosis in the "techno" seventies, and professional emergence in the eighties. Along the way, the authors show how changes in American tastes, technology, and culture have influenced these pieces. Also included are extensive biographies of some forty furniture makers, as well as guides to the main exhibitions, schools, and galleries. Profusely illustrated with works by Castle, Maloof, Mary Gregory, John Cederquist, Judy Kensley McKie, and many others, this is an indispensable guide to the inventive, often witty, always surprising world of studio furniture."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition "The Maker's Hand: American Studio Furniture, 1940-1999," organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in collaboration with The Furniture Society, from November 12, 2003, to February 8, 2004"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-163) and index.
Gift of Barbara and Gerald W. R. Ward, 2014.

ISBN

0878466622 (hardcover)
9780878466627 (hardcover)
0878466630 (softcover)
9780878466634 (softcover)

Call Number

Coll. NK2408.C58 2003

Material Type

Exhibitions.

Places

United States
United States.