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Bespoke : furniture from 101 international artists

Author: E Ashley Rooney; Gary Inman; Thomas Throop; Lewis Wexler
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"A reaction to the disposable, mass produced furniture born of the Industrial Revolution, custom designed studio and bespoke furniture has been around for many decades. Those who appreciate handcrafted excellence find this furniture adds richness and texture to interior design. This is substantial furniture that provides a satisfying visual and tactile impact. The experienced artisans who produce these useful works  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Ashley Rooney; Gary Inman; Thomas Throop; Lewis Wexler
ISBN: 9780764342264 0764342266
OCLC Number: 794367194
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword: "The Life of a Piece" / Thomas Throop --
Introduction: "The Bespoke Design Process" / Gary Inman --
New England --
Mid-Atlantic States --
The South --
The Midwest --
The West --
The Far West --
International --
Afterword: "The Pendulum Shift: A Renewed Passion for the Handcrafted: As Seen Through the Eyes of a Gallerist" / Lewis Wexler.
Other Titles: Furniture from 101 international artists
Responsibility: E. Ashley Rooney with contributions by Gary Inman, Thomas Throop, & Lewis Wexler.

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"A reaction to the disposable, mass produced furniture born of the Industrial Revolution, custom designed studio and bespoke furniture has been around for many decades. Those who appreciate handcrafted excellence find this furniture adds richness and texture to interior design. This is substantial furniture that provides a satisfying visual and tactile impact. The experienced artisans who produce these useful works of art add handcrafted beauty to every piece. One hundred one artisans' works are presented here from throughout the United States and around the world. Over 640 brilliant colour photos reveal the unique and useful art objects each artisan creates to the readers. The engrossing text introduces readers to each of the artisans and their intentions. Readers will also find contact information for the artisans, their studios, and galleries"--Jacket.

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