New Masters of the Wooden Box: Expanding the Boundaries of Box Making [NOOK Book]

Overview

They are woodturners, furniture artists, and elite craftsmen from around the world who share a common vehicle for self-expression: the wooden box. With a lineage as ancient as civilization, the wooden box has evolved over centuries from containers that serve a purpose to a soulful summation of creative exploration. In this groundbreaking book, thirty-four innovative artists-the New Masters of the Wooden Box-share their amazing techniques, their inventive talents, and the inspiration that fuels their distinctive ...
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New Masters of the Wooden Box: Expanding the Boundaries of Box Making

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Overview

They are woodturners, furniture artists, and elite craftsmen from around the world who share a common vehicle for self-expression: the wooden box. With a lineage as ancient as civilization, the wooden box has evolved over centuries from containers that serve a purpose to a soulful summation of creative exploration. In this groundbreaking book, thirty-four innovative artists-the New Masters of the Wooden Box-share their amazing techniques, their inventive talents, and the inspiration that fuels their distinctive designs. You'll see each artist at work-in their studios and workshops-and discover why their stunning work has been selected for a highly-anticipated exhibit sponsored by the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. To clearly capture the talents of each artist, a gallery of beautiful photographs displaying the spectacular boxes-many of which have never been published-accompanies each profile. New Masters of the Wooden Box looks beyond the surface of the finished work and into artistic language of material, technique, and form spoken by each artist.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607650348
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 216
  • File size: 82 MB
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Meet the Author

Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University and served as director of the Navy Museum in Washington, D.C., until he decided to pursue full time his passion as a furniture historian and decorative arts consultant.~ He is a member of the faculty of the Smithsonian Institution/Corcoran School Master's Program in the Decorative Arts, where he developed and teaches a core course on the studio furniture movement. His book Four Centuries of American Furniture is the standard reference work in the field. Fitzgerald's 2008 book, Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery, chronicles the development and expansion studio furniture movement in the United States through the Renwick Gallery's collection. In 2004, he was awarded a prestigious James Renwick Research Fellowship, which funded research for an essay published in the 2005 issue of Furniture Studio.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Not formattedfor easy reading on a nook

    Assuming you are looking for a book about things that are not boxes (cartoonish duck decoys) and more info about the people who made them than really anything about boxes, this could be a book for you. If you want a book on making boxes, techniques used by the people who made them, etc. look for a different title.

    There is also something strange going on with this nook books e-formatting. You have to double tap on each page to change views. Onced double tapped, the page can the be zoomed to the point you can read the text. Once done you have to hit the "close" button and you go back to the zoomed out view and can turn the page.

    All in all, had i seen this one in the store, i would have left it there. If there was a way to never buy another nook book formatted like this one, i would make that my first criteria for any nook book purchase.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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