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New Masters of the Wooden Box: Expanding the Boundaries of Box Making (Paperback)

Oscar P. Fitzgerald

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ISBN 10: 1565233921 / ISBN 13: 9781565233928
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Paperback. Expanding the Boundaries of Box Making. Featuring some of the best woodworkers and artisans - such as Michael Hosaluk, Steven Kennard, Richard Raffin, Jacques Vesery, Bonnie Klein and Hans.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 215 pages. 1.029. Bookseller Inventory # 9781565233928

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Title: New Masters of the Wooden Box: Expanding the...

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

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Features 34 contemporary masters of the wooden box. Each artist's profile includes photographs of their work and a short essay focusing on design ideas and objectives. Includes jewelry boxes, desk boxes, reliquaries, keepsake boxes and more.

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FLAP COPY With a lineage stretching back to the troubles of Pandora, boxes have captivated our curiosity. Who can resist opening a box? No matter how ornate or plain, highly crafted or rustic, ingenious or straightforward, a box is meant to be opened. That's because throughout history, boxes have performed the function of containment and the sheer variety of human invention they record is simply astounding. In New Masters of the Wooden Box, you'll see boxes in an entirely different light as thirty-four contemporary artists put form before function in creating technically challenging and aesthetically stunning works. These boxes are not defined by their intended use-instead, these works of art represent a journey of self-expression that celebrates the joy of craft. To capture what is truly unique about each artist and box, New Masters of the Wooden Box presents the artists' personal inspirations, artistic process, and amazing techniques, along with photographs of their captivating work. New Masters of the Wooden Box serves as an important document to the practice of craft today. Each box represents an effort to bring a new, meaningful, and creative thought into the world through a language of material, form, and technique. And, as you visit each artist and open every box, you will hear a vibrant point of view as to what it means to be human, to be thinking, and to be creative during these modern times.

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