An exploration of the life and work of America’s most distinguished craftsman.Sam Maloof (1916–) is a consummate furniture designer and maker, recognized worldwide as a craftsperson’s craftsman. This book examines Maloof’s lifetime of production. Documented in 200 illustrations, over 90 in color, Adamson traces Maloof’s career from his earliest efforts to the masterworks he produces today. Set in the context of the development of Southern California modernism and the contemporary American craft movement, this volume offers the first thorough look at Maloof’s extraordinary life and work, providing insights into the materials and techniques of woodworking, as well as the artisan lifestyle. Published in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 200 color illustrations
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Jeremy Adamson, curator of the Renwick Gallery, lives in Virginia.Review:
“An authoritative study... as good a point of entry...as any book ever written on the subject of modern furniture.”
- Chipstone Foundation, American Furniture
“Peppered with interesting revelations that arise from close examination of the Maloof oeuvre...academic rigor balanced with a writing style that is well crafted with the integration of contextual material...a source of much new information on Maloof and an opportunity to see his work in the wider context of the changing American crafts scene”
- Clive Edwards, University of Loughborough, Journal of Design History
“A pure visual treat...as a study of one of this nation’s great furniture innovators...you’ll want to share it with your woodworking friends.”
- Jim Harrold, Wood Magazine
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Book Description Smithsonian American Art Museu, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110393730859
Book Description Smithsonian American Art Museu, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0393730859