Sam Maloof Woodworker

Author: Sam Maloof
Editor: Kodansha USA Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568365091
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What if Picasso had been a chair maker and Stravinsky a designer of tables? What would have been the impact of such intense creative talent on twentieth-century furniture? Today there is a man with this quality of profound artistic vision and talent who has devoted his life to making furniture. His name is Sam Maloof, and this book is his life and work told in his own words. Sam Maloof started making furniture immediately after World War II, when there was very little demand for hand-made objects. His perseverance through 'years of difficulty is a testament to the depth of his love for wood and for working with it. Since childhood, Sam has also been in love with technique and has constantly developed his precise sense of form and design. These three loves-of wood, of making things, and of designbrought him to the world of furniture and eventually to an honored place among America's leading artistcraftsmen. As with true great art, everything Sam Maloof makes seems simple. His furniture has a clear rhythm and flow, a bright vitality that eludes analysis. All his furniture is functional: chairs are comfortable; tables, while sculptural, are still tables to be used; desks are custom-designed to meet the needs of each user. Though Maloof furniture designs are all intensely his own, they remain unassuming and natural. His work has the calm, sure quality that comes from technical mastery combined with a creative joy in finding ways to let wood speak. A first encounter with a piece of Maloof furniture is like meeting a friend from the past-the warmth of relationship is immediate and delightful. This warmth never pales. The qualities of his work are mirrored in the artist. Sam is open, direct, and gracious. He projects a feeling of affable dignity and goodwill, and he works with the ease and clarity seen in his furniture. Work for him is not drudgery. It is a renewal, an affirmation. He and his wife, Alfreda, live in a meandering house that nestles in a lemon orchard at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, near San Bernardino, California. Sam has been building and expanding the house for thirty years. It unfolds as a series of surprises, from Sam's workshop at one end to the new guestroom at the other. Every room contains the ceramics, woodwork, textiles, baskets, Pictures, and other beautiful things that nourish the Maloofs and give them pleasure. Sam Maloof's technical mastery of woodworking is coupled with mature, strongly personal artistic expression. He has set a standard for his craft in North America and the world. Future generations of craftsmen will see him as one of the major artistic lights of this century.

Moving Sam Maloof

Author: Ann Kovara
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764351365
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World-class woodworker Sam Maloof (1916-2009), the first craftsperson to receive a MacArthur Foundation grant, inhabited his family compound in Alta Loma, California, for 45 years until the State of California decided that a new highway was needed, and that the Maloof homestead was in the way. The result was the move, between 1998 and 2001, of the historic residence, two woodworking studios, guesthouse, and twenty trees to a new site three miles away. As it explores the human side of historic preservation, the book explains how Sam, a beleaguered but plucky elderly California Living Treasure and master woodworker, survives his historic property's relocation by the government. Construction manager and architect Ann Kovara relates this true story of how progress and tradition, public needs and private lives, managed to reach an accord.

Sam Maloof

Author: Fred Setterberg
Editor: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597143332
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One of the great masters of midcentury modernism in furniture Maloof pieces are in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other prominent museums

Woodworker

Author: Sam Maloof
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ISBN: 9780870119101
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American Woodworker

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American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

American Woodworker

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American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

Encyclopedia Of Arab American Artists

Author: Fayeq Oweis
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313337307
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Presents around one hundred Arab American artists, including painters, calligraphers, and filmmakers.

Studio Furniture Of The Renwick Gallery

Author: Oscar P. Fitzgerald
Editor: Fox Chapel Publishing
ISBN: 160765489X
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Take a tour of the Renwick Gallery, the craft division of the Smithsonian, and enjoy an in-depth look at the artists and the work of this unparalleled collection of handmade contemporary furniture. This absorbing volume features profiles and interviews of 64 artists and reveals their artistic influences and interpretations along with 112 stunning photos of iconic work.

The House That Sam Built

Author: Harold B. Nelson
Editor: Huntington Library Press
ISBN: 9780873282482
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[Includes works by Arthur Ames, Jean Goodwin Ames, Laura Andreson, Karl Benjamin, Aldo Casanova, Paul Darrow, Rupert Deese, Phil Dike, Betty Davenport Ford, Robert Frame, Susan Hertel, James Hueter, Emil Kosa, Roger Kuntz, Martha Longenecker, Sam Maloof, William Manker, Douglas McClellan, Henry Lee McFee, Harrision McIntosh, Gertrde and Otto Natzler, Richard Petterson, Kay Sekimachi, Millard Sheets, Paul Soldner, Aolbert Stewart, Marion Stewart, Bob Stocksdale, James Strombotne, John Svenson, Robert E. Wood, Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley, Ward Youry and Milford Zornes.]

The Woodworker S Studio Handbook

Author: Jim Whitman
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610581970
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Celebrate the joys of working with wood in your own home studio or wood shop. The Woodworker’s Studio Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the artistry, design, and skills all woodworkers need to propel their hobby to the next level. Master woodworker Jim Whitman walks you through planning your work space, helps you select tools and the right wood for the right projects, and gets you comfortable with your tools so you feel at ease in the studio and ready to experiment…all with gentle instruction and reassuring humor. His 20 teaching projects make you feel like a seasoned craftsman from step one, regardless of your experience level. Learn about the importance of proper planning, measuring twice so you just have to cut once, and how to make the most of your wood. Above all, get ready to get your hands dirty: woodworking is about play just as much as precision! The Woodworker’s Studio Handbook: - Teaches joinery, lamination, routing, turning, carving, and finishing—core woodworking skills in full-color photographs, and complete with illustrated tool guides. - Illustrates the steps for 20 beautiful teaching projects for all skill levels, including a picture frame, a small cabinet, a carved pendant, turned bowls, and more. - Engages your creativity with reclaiming recycled wood, using green wood, or using a sketchbook and drafting tools to design original work.

Woodenworks Furniture Objects By Five Contemporary Craftsmen George Nakashima Sam Maloof Wharton Esherick Arthur Espenet Carpenter Wendell Castle

Author: Renwick Gallery
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American Furniture 1620 To The Present

Author: Jonathan L. Fairbanks
Editor: Richard Marek Pubs
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Blends social, historical, and artistic perspectives to examine the stylistic development of American furniture through distinct periods from the colonial era to 1980

Sawdust And Soul

Author: William J. Everett
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877379
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An American ethicist and a South African theologian reflect on their work with wood and how it has helped them find creativity and meaning in experiences of both loss and transformation. Through their friendship, correspondence, and work together they have developed a rich narrative about the way this craftwork has shaped their relationships with family, friends, and their natural environment. Their conversation invites both craftspeople and religious seekers to join them on a spiritual journey toward fresh insight and inspiration.

American Furniture

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Fine Woodworking

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Fine Woodworking S 2013 Magazine Archive

Author: Fine Woodworking
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ISBN: 9781627101127
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38 years of how-to projects, tips, techniques, and tools to make you a better woodworker. The Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive is a tool no shop should be without. In one amazingly easy-to-search disc, you'll enjoy 38 years of content from our award-winning magazine. That's all 237 issues of Fine Woodworking, starting with Issue #1 and including all the issues from 2013. You'll get the classic articles, timeless projects, a wealth of how-to techniques, plus insight from our respected contributors and their secrets for success — all the expert advice you need to become an even better woodworker. And with the 2013 Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive, that information is right at your fingertips — it's a breeze to search through, and you'll know that every technique and tip you find here is shop-tested and comes from a working pro, respected instructor, or seasoned craftsman. Our collection from 2013 includes articles you won't find anywhere else – the articles our readers said they couldn't have done without this year, such as “Fast Fixes for Joinery Mistakes” (#233) with tips from five pros that may save your work. In #232, “Doors that Stay Flat” shows you how to avoid problems that give your doors a twist, and “All Finishes Have a Shelf Life” gives you tips on saving your finishes and saving your money. Find out what tools to avoid when you're fitting tenons in #231's “Best Way to Fit Tenons” and in case you were wondering what you should use, we have the answer in that issue's Tool Test of shoulder planes and rabbet block planes. Order this year's Archive collection to ensure you get these can't-miss pieces! See experts build their classics, step-by-step At Fine Woodworking we turn to the pros to see what they're working on now, and we help you recreate the results in your own shop. Look at the experts you'll meet in our 2013 Fine Woodworking Magazine Archive: Christian Becksvoort may well be the world's best custom maker of Shaker-style furniture. Visit his workshop and learn his favorite dovetail tricks and his tips for building a classic chest of drawers in issue #171.Garrett Hack's opinion on handplanes stands head and shoulders above all others – as you'll see in issue #195. His Versatile Huntboard plan from issue #209 is a new classic, reinterpreting a favorite piece for modern tastes.Michael Fortune is that rare craftsman who is as comfortable with a sketchbook as he is with a power tool. In issue #199, you'll learn his secrets for cutting flawless curves with your bandsaw and so much more.Steve Latta makes world-class reproductions in the Federal style. His article "How to Soup Up Your Cross-cut Sled" in issue #219 is a classic, proving that the most valuable ideas are often the simplest.These are just some of the contributors to Fine Woodworking who join Tage Fride and Sam Maloof, two iconic figures of the past, as well as today's rising stars, such as Tommy MacDonald of the Emmy-nominated show Rough Cut.

Wood

Author: Harvey Green
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201851
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A rich, authoritative look at a material that plays an essential role in human culture Wood has been a central part of human life throughout the world for thousands of years. In an intoxicating mix of science, history, and practical information, historian and woodworker Harvey Green considers this vital material's place on the planet. What makes one wood hard and one soft? How did we find it, tame it? Where does it fit into the histories of technology, architecture, and industrialization, of empire, exploration, and settlement? Spanning the surprising histories of the log cabin and Windsor chair, the deep truth about veneer, the role of wood in the American Revolution, the disappearance of the rain forests, the botany behind the baseball bat, and much more, Wood is a deep and satisfying look at one of our most treasured resources.

American Furniture In The Bybee Collection

Author: Dallas Museum of Art
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Important and valuable . . . and distinguishes itself among the recent crop of American furniture catalogues as a book seriously intent on capturing objective visual information in its many high-quality photographs. --Decorative Arts Society Newsletter

New American Furniture

Author: Edward S. Cooke
Editor: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
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Several years ago, 26 prominent studio furniture-makers were asked to design works of furniture based on period pieces in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The result is an explosion of form and fantasy in which past and present are merged ina celebration of the continued existence of small-scale furniture making amid mass production. Among the works discussed in this lavishly illustrated book are pieces by Garry Knox Bennett, John Cederquist, Kristina Madsen, Judy Kensley McKie, Michael Pierschalla, and Paul Sasso. In an insightful and detailed essay, author Edward Cooke Jr. contextualizes these works, outlining their complex relationship with American traditions of furniture design.

Sofa Chicago

Author: Expressions of Culture, Inc
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ISBN: 9780971371408
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