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Hugo Franca: The Story of the Tree (a Historia da Arvore)

Franca, Hugo; Zesty Meyers, curator

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ISBN 10: 0970460821 / ISBN 13: 9780970460820
Published by R 20th Century, New York, 2008
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Hardcover in beige cloth boards. No dust jacket, as issued. First printing of first edition. Book is As New, crisp and clean. Published to accompany a 2008 exhibition at the R 20th Century Gallery in New York of the work of the Brazilian furniture-maker and sculptor Hugo Franca, who fashions his work from fallen Pequi trees. Plates in color and black and white. Text in English and Portuguese. 4to. 80 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 86521

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Title: Hugo Franca: The Story of the Tree (a ...

Publisher: R 20th Century, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Reviewing this volume for American Craft magazine, Beverly Sanders wrote, "During a time when the scarcity of natural resources and the reuse of materials are ever-more-pertinent concerns in the worlds of art and design, the work of the Brazilian designer-maker Hugo França reminds us that magnificent sculptural and utilitarian objects can be fashioned from cast-offs." Trained as an industrial engineer, França repurposes hardwood from fallen Pequi trees in Bahia, Brazil, and fashions them into stunning monumental furniture and sculptural works that call to mind George Nakashima, Constantin Brancusi, Isamu Noguchi and Henry Moore in equal parts. This stunning clothbound volume presents 20 finished tables, benches and objects alongside documentary photographs of França and his work team as they locate, cut and transport the wood to his studio. Published to accompany França's 2008 exhibition at R 20th Century Gallery in New York, this volume also contains a short essay by Brazilian scholar Evelise Grunow.

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