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Irving Harper : works in paper

Author: Irving Harper; Michael Maharam
Publisher: New York : Skira Rizzoli, 2013.
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"An intimate monograph of the professional and personal creations of a midcentury design legend... Working as an associate at the office of George Nelson in the 1950s and '60s, Harper was responsible for such icons of midcentury design as the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, and numerous Herman Miller textile designs. Harper's unrecognized contribution to this seminal era of design, and his incredible paper  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Irving Harper; Irving Harper
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Harper; Michael Maharam
ISBN: 9780847840014 0847840018
OCLC Number: 827303884
Description: 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / Michael Maharam --
Irving Harper's world / Julie Lasky --
Paper sculpture by Irving Harper --
Visits with Irving / Uschi Weissmüller.
Other Titles: Works in paper
Responsibility: edited by Michael Maharam.

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"An intimate monograph of the professional and personal creations of a midcentury design legend... Working as an associate at the office of George Nelson in the 1950s and '60s, Harper was responsible for such icons of midcentury design as the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, and numerous Herman Miller textile designs. Harper's unrecognized contribution to this seminal era of design, and his incredible paper sculptures (made in his spare time to "relieve stress"), are presented for the first time in this book... An essay by design critic Julie Lasky introduces Harper's commercial design work, recognizable designs from graphics to domestic goods to furniture that are still coveted and appreciated today, designed for the offices of Raymond Loewy, George Nelson, and then his own studio Harper + George. The second part of the book documents Harper's extensive paper sculptures, which have never been exhibited. More than three hundred works fill Harper's house and barn in Rye, New York, where this array of fantastical people and animal sculptures was created from modest and inexpensive materials as diverse as spaghetti and toothpicks in addition to paper. Images of Harper's home, filled with furniture and objects of his own design as well as his paper sculptures, offer a rare glimpse into a Modern design enthusiast's paradise."--Publisher's description.

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"Irving Harper...does incredible things with paper--abstract and realistic, monochromatic and colorful, fanciful and farcical--has been collected in the stunningly designed "Irving Harper..."" "New Read more...

 
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