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by Furniture Society

Category: Home Improvement and Design
Subcategory: Hobbies and Homemade
Author: Furniture Society
ISBN: 0764341154
ISBN13: 978-0764341151
Language: English
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1st Edition edition (March 28, 2012)
Pages: 160
Fb2 eBook: 1970 kb
ePub eBook: 1181 kb
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Beautiful contemporary furniture, designed and made by 72 US woodworkers who are members of The Furniture . Mind and Hand" is a hard cover, 160 page, beautifully photographed and printed set of images of studio furniture, up to the minute in 2012.

Beautiful contemporary furniture, designed and made by 72 US woodworkers who are members of The Furniture Society. Little in "Mind and Hand" directly addresses the aesthetics or skills involved though, by definition, studio furniture is about both these. A brief essay introduces each collection of images, generally how or why the grouping came to be. There is very little text, barely a dozen pages.

In total the work of about 70 makers is presented. While you might recognize a few of the names (Garry Knox Bennett, Michael Cullen, Silas Kopf, or Judy Kensley McKie), the bulk of the work is from Furniture Society members who either operate small, custom furniture shops, or are avid hobbyist woodworkers. The book also showcases some student work.

Studio Furniture is an American sub-field of Studio Craft centered on one-of-a-kind or limited production furniture objects designed and built by craftspeople. The work is made in a craftsperson's studio setting as opposed to being made in a high volume factory.

Mind & Hand book. Beautiful contemporary furniture, designed and made by 72 US woodworkers who are members of The Furniture Society, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina.

Recent Furniture Society publications also include The Maker's Hand: American Studio Furniture, 1940-1990 (168 pages, illustraged), 2003 from the Museum of Fine Arts Publications, Mind & Hand: Contemporary Studio Furniture (160 pages, illustrated), 2012 and Rooted.

Recent Furniture Society publications also include The Maker's Hand: American Studio Furniture, 1940-1990 (168 pages, illustraged), 2003 from the Museum of Fine Arts Publications, Mind & Hand: Contemporary Studio Furniture (160 pages, illustrated), 2012 and Rooted: Creating a Sense of Place: Contemporary Studio Furniture (160 pages, illustrated), 2015, both.

Beautiful contemporary furniture, designed and made by 72 US woodworkers who are members of The Furniture Society, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina

Beautiful contemporary furniture, designed and made by 72 US woodworkers who are members of The Furniture Society, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. Exotic and classic woods and other materials are used for original designs, as created by these women and men woodworkers. Inspirations for interior designers showcase useful and artistic forms.

The Furniture Society. Inspirations for interior designers showcase useful and artistic forms

Beautiful contemporary furniture, designed and made by 72 US woodworkers who are members of The Furniture Society, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina. Seating, case furniture, and accessories demonstrate the healthy state of handmade furniture in which creativity abounds in thoughtful designs. Exotic and classic woods and other materials are used for original designs, as created by these women and men woodworkers. Inspirations for interior designers showcase useful and artistic forms. Also, the work of 13 juried students is included to encourage new talent, and they are fine works indeed.
Comments to eBook Mind Hand: Contemporary Studio Furniture
DarK-LiGht
I like this book. You probably will, too, if you are a maker of fine furniture, want to be, or are interested in furniture as a contemporary art form. But whether you like "Mind and Hand" depends mostly on your expectations.

"Mind and Hand" is a hard cover, 160 page, beautifully photographed and printed set of images of studio furniture, up to the minute in 2012. Little in "Mind and Hand" directly addresses the aesthetics or skills involved though, by definition, studio furniture is about both these.

A brief essay introduces each collection of images, generally how or why the grouping came to be. There is very little text, barely a dozen pages. On the other hand, the images speak volumes and there are more close-ups of excellent work than appear in a year of American Craft and the best woodworking magazines combined.

The last 18 pages are devoted to The Furniture Society's annual directory. It is organized alphabetically rather than geographically as it once was. Now it is easy to find contact information for the makers whose furniture you admire and for the arts professionals and businesses that support them.
Arashigore
Full of inspiring photos of original wood furniture. They need to create a new edition to keep this trend going!
Meztihn
Studio furniture design allows for the whimsical statement, unusual idea, unique combination of materials, spoof on traditional styles and other objectives motivated by the designer/builder. In my review of the book, I find little that represents good design, refined jointery between materials and pleasing proportions or balance.
Anayalore
The photos and the layout of the book are stunning are stunning, as is the furniture presented in it. But I read a book like this for ideas to emulate -- and I found no project here worth trying to emulate. The problem is mine rather than the authors', but the book won't find a place in my "keepers' library."
Darkshaper
I did not find the pieces included in this book particularly significant or inspiring. Had I browsed through it beforehand instead of purchasing it online, I am not sure I would have taken it home.
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