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An exploration of the life and work of America's most distinguished craftsman.

Sam Maloof is a consummate furniture designer and maker, recognized worldwide as a craftsperson's craftsman. He is revered for the beauty and integrity of his furniture and for his pioneering role in the post-World War II American craft movement, both documented uniquely in this authoritative book illustrated with Jonathan Pollock's exquisite photographs. Jeremy Adamson examines Maloof's remarkable career in woodworking from Maloof's earliest efforts when furnishing his first home using salvaged wood and hand-me-down tools to the recognized masterworks he produces today. Self-taught, he is especially dedicated to passing along his knowledge, teaches his craft through popular workshops and demonstrations, and is building a new education center at his house-cum-museum in Rancho Cucamunga, California. Maloof, who celebrated his ninetieth birthday in January, remains a vital source of functional beauty in our contemporary world. 200 illustrations.

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An exploration of the life and work of America's most distinguished craftsman.

Synopsis:

Sam Maloof (1916-) is a consummate furniture designer and maker, recognized worldwide as a craftsperson's craftsman. This book examines Maloof's lifetime of production. Documented in 200 illustrations, over 90 in color, Adamson traces Maloof's career from his earliest efforts to the masterworks he produces today. Set in the context of the development of Southern California modernism and the contemporary American craft movement, this volume offers the first thorough look at Maloof's extraordinary life and work, providing insights into the materials and techniques of woodworking, as well as the artisan lifestyle. Published in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

About the Author

Jeremy Adamson, curator of the Renwick Gallery, lives in Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393732146
Author:
Adamson, Jeremy
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Photographer:
Pollock, Jonathan
Author:
Maloof, Sam
Author:
Adamson
Author:
Jeremy
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Design - Furniture
Subject:
Furniture
Subject:
Individual Artists - General
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
95 color, &, 105 black, &, white illustr
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
12 x 10 in

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"Synopsis" by , Sam Maloof (1916-) is a consummate furniture designer and maker, recognized worldwide as a craftsperson's craftsman. This book examines Maloof's lifetime of production. Documented in 200 illustrations, over 90 in color, Adamson traces Maloof's career from his earliest efforts to the masterworks he produces today. Set in the context of the development of Southern California modernism and the contemporary American craft movement, this volume offers the first thorough look at Maloof's extraordinary life and work, providing insights into the materials and techniques of woodworking, as well as the artisan lifestyle. Published in association with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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