The House that Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985

The House that Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985

by Harold B. Nelson
     
 

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The mid-twentieth-century woodworker Sam Maloof—one of the leading figures in the postwar studio furniture movement in America—was a voracious collector with an abiding generosity toward other artists. The home that he and his wife, Alfreda, created for themselves in Alta Loma, California—hand-built in large part by Maloof himself—was filled

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The mid-twentieth-century woodworker Sam Maloof—one of the leading figures in the postwar studio furniture movement in America—was a voracious collector with an abiding generosity toward other artists. The home that he and his wife, Alfreda, created for themselves in Alta Loma, California—hand-built in large part by Maloof himself—was filled with art, and it provided a gathering place for the richly diverse and closely interconnected art, craft, and design community. The House That Sam Built, companion book to the exhibition at the Huntington, chronicles the development of Maloof’s work from his earliest explorations of handcrafted furniture in the 1950s to 1985.

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"Intriguing."--Orange County Register

"If you like furniture, art or local history, you will want a copy."--Pasadena Star-News

Orange County Register

Intriguing.”
Pasadena Star-News
“If you like furniture, art or local history, you will want a copy.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873282468
Publisher:
Huntington Library Press
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Intriguing."—Orange County Register

"If you like furniture, art or local history, you will want a copy."—Pasadena Star-News

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