Written by Wilk, Christopher
Beautiful, strong, and ubiquitous, plywood's worth far exceeds its general reputation. A manufactured wood product, plywood can be used both as boards and in molded form. Its applications are therefore wide-reaching: airplanes, architecture, furniture, boats, trains, and more.
Written by Rybczynski, Witold
A grand tour of the chair through the ages by our foremost writer on designHave you ever wondered where rocking chairs came from, or why cheap plastic chairs are suddenly everywhere?
Written by Lauwen, Toon
An inspiring and stunning book from one of the upcoming designers in Holland. His wonderful objects draw inspiration from the industrial age to the sixteenth century genre paintings of Bruegel and Bosch. There have been exhibition of his work all across Europe.
ART AND CRAFT OF WOOD: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HARVESTING, CHOOSING, RECLAIMING, PREPARING, CRAFTING, AND BUILDING WITH RAW WOOD
Written by Hildreth, David
Learn the basics of backyard lumberjacking and woodworking with The Art and Craft of Wood.
Written by Forshaw, Alec
The Art Nouveau movement arose in response to the stifling, heavy weight of Victorian art and conformity, but it quickly proved to be beautiful and innovative enough to move beyond its origins and make a lasting mark for itself. Its creative use of sinuous natural forms and patterns remains highly influential and powerful today, more than a century later.
Written by Peavitt, Helen
From a late-night snack to a cold beer, there s nothing that whets the appetite quite like the suctioning sound of a refrigerator being opened. In the early 1930s fewer than ten percent of US households had a mechanical refrigerator, but today they are nearly universal, the primary means by which we keep our food and drink fresh.
Written by Ramani, Navin
-A photographic study of one of Bombay's most interesting districts -A useful visual reference for any architecture student interested in Art Deco, twentieth century style shifts, or the Indian subcontinent Bombay Art Deco Architecture presents a treasury of Art Deco buildings comprising residential, commercial and civic architecture.
Written by Hansen, Fritz
When you step into the headquarters of the Republic of Fritz Hansen in Allerod, northwest of Copenhagen, you are breathing in the spirit of a company that has made design history. The showroom, which is a mecca for design and architecture students, displays pieces that have become icons: the Series 7 chair, the Swan lounge chair, the Lissoni sofa.
Written by Montgomery, Susan J
-A detailed look at how America's Arts and Crafts movement impacted the furniture design. Arts and Crafts Furniture features many of the most important furniture makers from the Arts and Crafts era in America, including Charles Rohlfs, Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Workshops, Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofters, the Byrdcliffe colony, the Stickley Brothers, and Greene & Greene.