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New Masters of the Wooden Box

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Meet the 34 contemporary artists who are pushing the limits of box making. Woodturners, furniture artisans, and expert artisans from all over the world have come together to create amazingly artistic wooden boxes. Here they take you step-by-step through their projects and their processes. These brilliant artists share their astounding skills, ingenious abilities, and the inspiration that propels their creations in this groundbreaking book. You'll get to see each artist at work in their studio and workshop and learn why their exquisite work has been chosen for a highly anticipated display sponsored by the Center for Furniture Creativity. With a history dating back to the dawn of civilization, the wooden box has evolved through the years from a functional container to a profound culmination of artistic discovery. Each artist profile contains detailed images and illustrations of their work and a collection of gorgeous images exhibiting the amazing boxes. They also have brief essays--many of which have never before been published--concentrating on their design concepts and goals. These illustrations accompany each profile to reflect and fully illuminate the capabilities of each artist. New Masters of the Wooden Box delves beyond the final work's surface to each artist's artistic language of materials,


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Pages 216
Publish Date 2009-10-01
Series Woodworking-General
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.519"
Author Oscar P. Fitzgerald


About the Author

Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University and served as director of the Navy Museum in Washington, D.C., until he decided to pursue full time his passion as a furniture historian and decorative arts consultant. He is a member of the faculty of the Smithsonian Institution/Corcoran School Master's Program in the Decorative Arts, where he developed and teaches a core course on the studio furniture movement. His book Four Centuries of American Furniture is the standard reference work in the field. Fitzgerald's 2008 book, Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery, chronicles the development and expansion studio furniture movement in the United States through the Renwick Gallery's collection. In 2004, he was awarded a prestigious James Renwick Research Fellowship, which funded research for an essay published in the 2005 issue of Furniture Studio.

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