George Nakashima and the Modernist Moment

George Nakashima and the Modernist Moment

by Steven Beyer, Matilda McQuaid, Bruce Katsiff
     
 
With his spiritually-inclined philosophy and his decision to establish his career in rural Pennsylvania, Japanese-American furniture designer George Nakashima has always existed within a mythology of craftsmanship that celebrates regionalism and the handmade. Yet, as this catalogue shows, he also belongs within the practice of mid-century European modernism, amongst a

Overview

With his spiritually-inclined philosophy and his decision to establish his career in rural Pennsylvania, Japanese-American furniture designer George Nakashima has always existed within a mythology of craftsmanship that celebrates regionalism and the handmade. Yet, as this catalogue shows, he also belongs within the practice of mid-century European modernism, amongst a roster of artists including Charlotte Perriand, Carlo Mollino, Jean Prouve, Alexandre Noll, and Finn Juhl, with whom he shared a respect for that which is visible in the details. Details, as they all knew, reveal a belief that materials and construction are not only functional, but are also aesthetic, complex, and precise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879636149
Publisher:
James A. Michener Art Museum
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.44(d)

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