Craft Furniture
The Legacy of the Human Hand
by Dennis Blankemeyer

Hardcover
225 x 290mm
192pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$69.90

ISBN 0-7643-1787-3

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Extract from back cover of book:

For many people contentment and fulfillment are found through the skill of their own hands. The 29 craftspeople featured in this book have given up weekly paychecks, pensions, and security for freedom to create their own dreams. The result is beautiful furniture, each piece the unique product of the furniture maker's creativity and skill.

Heavily illustrated with beautiful color photographs, this book explores the lives and work of some of the most distinguished American furniture makers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Beginning with Wharton Esherick, James Krenov, Sam Maloof, and George Nakashima, who serve as the first generation of modern creators of craft furniture, it continues with 25 contemporary furniture makers who carry on the tradition today. A biography of each is given along with examples of their work. This book will delight and inspire designers, collectors, and anyone who is passionate about handcrafted furniture.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Preface

The Simple Life
The Natural Home
Craftsmanship

Part 1 - The First Generation

Wharton Esherick
James Krenov
Sam Maloof
Nakashima Woodworkers

Part 2 - The Second Generation

Northeast
Cotswold Furniture Makers
Fox Brothers Furniture Studio
Blaise Gaston, Inc
David B. Hellman and Associates
Kevin Kopil Furniture Design
Gregg Lipton Furniture
Mack & Rodel Studio
Mission Evolution
Nojo Design
Charles Shackleton Furniture

Midwest
Raymond Bock Woodworking
Doerr Woodworking
G. Keener & Co
Charles Radtke Furniture Maker
Lorna Secrest

South
Brian Boggs Chairmakers
Michael Colca Furniture Maker
Probst Furniture Makers
White Wind Woodworking

West
Berkeley Mills
Blackstone Design
Brian M. Condran Fine Woodworking
Victor DiNovi
Schurch Woodwork
Thomas Stangeland Artist/Craftsman

The Sevenfold Authority of the Holy Spirit in Craftsmanship

The Furniture Makers
Endnotes
Bibliography