The Furniture of Sam Maloof

The Furniture of Sam Maloof

by Jeremy Adamson, Jonathan Pollock
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Art Ltd.: West Coast Art and Design
“[T]he first thorough look at Maloof's extraordinary life and work”
Alex MacFarlane - Furniture & Cabinet Making
“[A]n insightful, interesting read for anyone interested in the great man, or in woodworking in general.”
Nick Gibbs - Good Woodworking
“I recommend you read this wonderful book. [Five stars]”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393732146
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
561,587
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Adamson, curator of the Renwick Gallery, lives in Virginia.

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