Exquisitely-photographed and beautifully-designed, here are the highlights from the Smithsonian Institute's Renwick Gallery, 84 examples of exquisite modern American furniture. Artist statements accompany over 100 gorgeous photographs and provide insight into the makers' training and professional experience, theories on art, artistic techniques, and even personal inspirations. Such artists include the patriarch of studio furniture, Wharton Esherick, and Wendle Castle, the maker of the most popular piece among gallery visitors--the infamous Ghost Clock. The treasures of the Renwick collection--Judy's McKee's Monkey Settee, Sam Maloof's Rocking Chair, John Cederquist's Ghost Boy, and George Nakashima's Conoid Bench--are also included among the many pieces from makers whose work is functional, artistic, and of the finest craftsmanship. Inspiring and stunning, this is both a book for your coffee table and a motivational reference book. Its seats, stools, tables, seats, chests, music stands, and more will give great inspiration to woodworkers, furniture makers, carpenters, interior designers, home decorators, art decorators, architects, and digital media artists.