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furniture: contemporary • modern
Bespoke: Furniture from101 International
E. Ashley Rooney. With contributions by
Gary Inman, Thomas Throop, and Lewis Wexler.
Over 640 color photos reveal the unique and
useful hand crafted studio and bespoke furniture
created by 103 artisans from around the United
States and across the globe. The text introduces
readers to each of the artisans and their inten-
tions. Readers will also find contact information
for the artisans, their studios, and galleries.
Size:9"x12"•669colorphotos• Index•224pp.
Craft Furniture: The Legacy of the Human
DennisBlankemeyer.Explore the livesand
work of 29 of the most distinguished American
furniture makers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Beginning with Wharton Esherick, James Krenov,
SamMaloof,andGeorgeNakashima, itcontinues
with 25 contemporary furniture makers who
carry on the tradition today. A biography of
each is given along with examples of their work.
Furniture 2000.
manufacturersanda listofsourcesenable
readers to locate each item for purchase
andadditional information.
furniture: modern
Knoll Home & Office Furniture.
Nancy N. Schiffer. Visually exciting, com-
prehensive documentation of furniture
produced by Knoll from 1938 to 2005,
from its roots at the Bauhaus through
Knoll International. Over 560 photos of
dynamic and practical seating, tables,
beds, desks, cabinets, and accessories
by leading designers.,
Size:9"x113/4"• Index•320pp.
353 color and 211 b/w photos
Knoll Furniture: 1938-1960.
Revised 2nd
. Steven and Linda Rouland. Furniture
produced by the daring Knoll Furniture Company
between 1938 and 1960, identified, cataloged,
and shown in over 270 illustrations. Includes
original furniture designs by such important
artists as Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Isamu
Noguchi, George Nakashima, Jens Risom, and
Ralph Rapson, among others, with a useful
identification chart, index, and price guide.
Laverne: Furniture, Textiles, & Wallcov-
Michael Krzyzanowski. Erwine and
Edwina Laverne started a modest printed textiles
and wallpaper business in New York City in the
1940s, invented Marbelia wallcoverings, and
developed textile designs and clear plastic
furniture that made them famous. Their clear
plastic Lily and Lotus chair designs are now
considered classics. 400 color photos, original
catalog pages, and advertising pictures tell the
story of their success.
The Herman Miller Collection: The
1955/1956 Catalog.
Leslie Piña. With
100s of photos with an introduction by
super-designer George Nelson, this re-
print of the profusely illustrated 1955/56
Herman Miller Collection provides in-
formation on construction, materials,
colors, finishes, designer biographies,
and an extensive original price list. Price
Guide for the collectors.
Classic Herman Miller.
Leslie Piña.
Herman Miller is synonymous with the
best modern residential and contract
furniture. Classics by the Eameses, Nel-
son, Noguchi and others can still be
purchased. Their designs, plus others,
are described here in detail and shown
in color and black and white photos. A
current price guide is included.
Size:11"x81/2"•260 illus.
Price Guide/Index • 216 pp.
Graphic Herman Miller.
Piña. Herman Miller, the leader in
modern twentieth-century furniture,
also produced outstanding graphic
design. Mid-century and later ad-
vertisements, drawings, brochures,
catalogs, posters, and wall panels
are shown in this visually exciting
new book. A must for anyone with an
interest in modern furniture, graphic
arts, or twentieth century design in general.
Size:11"x81/2"•330+photos • Index • 160 pp.
erman Miller 1939 Catalog: Gilbert Rohde
Modern Design.
Preface by Leslie Piña. This
exact reprint of the 1939 product catalog from
the Herman Miller Archives is an historic docu-
ment showing hundreds of Art Deco and other
classic modern furniture, all designed by Gilbert
Rohde. With the added price guide, this book
is an invaluable tool in the interior design field.
Size:9"x12"•Originalcatalog illustrations
Herman Miller 1940 Catalog & Supple-
ment: Gilbert Rohde Modern Furniture
Leslie Piña. An exact reprint of the
1940 product catalog and supplement from the
Herman Miller Archives shows 100s of designs
by Gilbert Rohde. Featuring innovative and
revolutionary modular seating and cabinets
and his use of exotic veneers, tubular steel, bent
wood, and plastics. An invaluable tool for the
researcher, collector, dealer, and museum curator.
Price Guide • 136 pp.
Alexander Girard Designs for Herman
2nd Edition-revised & expanded
His work as an interior designer and architect
and his remarkable textiles for Herman Miller
make Girard one of the legendary designers of
the 20th century. With over 400 mostly color
photographs of textile and wallpaper designs,
plus detailed text, a timeline, and an updated
value guide, this book is a comprehensive view
of Girard’s work at Herman Miller.
ISBN:978-0-7643-1579-4•hardcover•$49.99Price Guide/Index • 192 pp.
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s.
ace by Leslie Piña. This reproduction of the 1956
Dunbar catalog brings together 356 pieces
that reflect the fine workmanship of Edward
Wormley’s contemporary furniture designs.
This book is a historical landmark in the best
in modern furniture design for mid-twentieth
century America. With a price guide to aid the
collector and dealer, it is a welcome addition
to all modern design libraries. Size: 9" x 12" •
356b/w&colorphotos •Price Guide • 232 pp.
Jeffrey Head.
and sculptor Paul Evans is known for his highly un-
hiswork for itsstyleandquality.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 191 color & 38 b/w photos •
144 pp. • ISBN: 978-0-7643-4166-3 • hard cover
Fifties Furniture by Paul McCobb: Direc-
tional Designs.
Paul McCobb with Preface
by Jennifer A. Lindbeck. McCobb’s designed
low-cost, functional and versatile furniture com-
ponents, storage units, and interiors that earned
him the title “America’s decorator.” Includes
100+ coordinating room settings, information
on McCobb and his design principles, a price
guide, and index.
Price Guide/Index • 112 pp.
Esherick, Maloof, and Nakashima:
Homes of the Master Wood Arti-
Steven P. Whitsitt & Tina Skinner.
An intimate tour of homes created by
three of America’s most celebrated
woodworkingartists.Delight inWharton
Esherick’s humble mountaintop home,
Sam Maloof’s sprawling California
complex, and George Nakashima’s
harmonious Pennsylvania compound.
Heywood-Wakefield Blond: Depression to
Donna S. Baker, Editor. The development
of Heywood-Wakefield’s wheat and champagne
finish lines from their early streamlined look
of the 1930s to the classic “Modern” look of
the 1950s, with living room, dining room, and
bedroom furniture, including designs by Rohde,
Wright, Herrmann, and Jiranek. Original catalog
descriptions, model numbers, measurements,
current price guide, and index.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 15 color & 650+ b/w images
• Price Guide/Index • 160 pp.
ISBN: 0-7643-2279-6 • soft cover • $29.95
Harris Gertz.
A full-color book on the most vibrant
and fun furniture ever made in America.
Over 350 photos take the appreciation
of Heywood-Wakefield furniture to its
zenith. Focusing exclusively on their
sparkling, blond furniture produced
from 1936-1966, this book explores
the subtleties of the company’s superb
design, utility, and construction. Current
values are included.
Price Guide/Index • 160 pp.
Modern Design: The Fabulous 50s.
Tobi Smith, editor, in cooperation with
the California Heritage Museum. 50s
designs, from furniture and lighting to
glass and pottery, including international
and American designers: Albini, Eames,
Frankl, Girard, Jacobsen, Mollino, Nelson,
Ponti, Prouv, Saarinen, and Sottsass. a
valuable resource for those who appre-
ciate 50s design.
Modern Furniture Designs: 1950-1980s.
Klaus-Jurgen Sembach. 500 photos and text of
the most outstanding modern furniture from
around the world, including simple chairs to
complex masterpieces and installations repre-
senting the work of the foremost designers of the
20th century. Including materials from wood to
plastic, and steel to Lucite. Price Guide included.
Price Guide • 312 pp.
Scandinavian Modern Furnishings
1930-1970: Designed for Life.
chael Ellison & Leslie Piña. Furniture and
household objects especially those of
wood and metal featuring more than
60 designers from Denmark, Sweden,
Norway, and Finland, from the 1930s
through the 1970s, shown in 100s of
photos. Designers, manufacturers, and
distributors are documented
Size:11"x81/2"•355colorphotos• Price Guide/Index • 240 pp.
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