500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional and Innovative Designs
Author(s): Lark Books
These chairs aren't made just for sitting down - they're pieces of art meant to delight the eyes, stretch the imagination and occasionally tickle the fancy! From classic forms to groundbreaking creations from modern innovators, this new entry in this series presents a dazzling collection of contemporary chairs from today's leading furniture makers. Internationally recognised furniture designer Craig Nutt has selected the breathtaking examples - by such respected names as Garry Knox Bennett (two ladder-back chairs) and Andrew Muggleton (his "Balustrade Chaise"). Judy Kensley McKie contributes a cool "Monkey Chair" in walnut and bronze and Gord Peteran's "Electric Chair" comes in tubular steel...and features a light-bulb!
"If you think you've seen all that can be done in designing chairs, think again. Lark Books' 500 series steps into the furniture world with gallery photos of everything from the bizarre to the the purposely mundane in human seating...A reader can skim the book for amusement, but you'd miss a lot if you didn't examine the photos closely.... Selected by studio furniture maker and sculptor Craig Nutt, these 500 pieces are an amazing representation of the creativity and originality of the world's most innovative builders."--"WoodCentral.com"
"As a maker of chairs and a fan of the form, I pick up most every book I find with the word 'chair' in the title: ..Lark's new "500 Chairs" is perhaps my favorite,""Part of Lark Books' beautifully presented 500 Series..."500 Chairs "opens with a brief but thoughtful essay on chairs by Craig Nutt. Then it showcases chairs in a clean format: color photos, titles, dimensions, maker, and, for the most part, little commentary. Whether your tastes lean toward the traditional or contemporary, functional work or artistic interpretations, you're likely to find inspiration in this book."--"Editors Blog" at "FineWoodworking.com"
"This visually packed tome [is] the perfect eye candy for any furniture aficionado." --"AmericanStyle "magazine
- : 9781579908720
- : Lark Books,U.S.
- : Lark Books,U.S.
- : 1.107
- : June 2008
- : 203mm X 203mm X 27mm
- : United States
- : books
- : Lark Books
- : Handicrafts; Decorative arts & crafts
- : 408
- : 749.32
- : Paperback
- : full colour throughout, includes photographs