Chairs: 20th-century Classics
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- 1st September 2012
- 208 pages - 240 x 170 xmm
"Chairs: 20th-Century Classics" features more than 95 of the most desirable, influential and iconic designs from the last century. Part of a series featuring Collectables and Lighting, this book is beautifully illustrated and provides key information to the reader, whether he or she be a collector or just someone with an interest in design and interiors. Organized by decade each entry comprises: a double-page spread, featuring a short essay on the classic under discussion and a photograph of that object; top tips on what to look out for when considering a purchase; a price guide in UK sterling and US dollars; and, essential websites for further information. "Chairs" will provide all the information you need to make an informed decision when investing in a piece of classic design, whether it be an original Arne Jacobsen Ant, a Harry Bertoia sculpted Bird Lounge Chair, Alvar Aalto's superbly constructed 41 Paimio or an iconic Eames piece such as La Chaise. This gorgeous book is essential for anyone interested in industrial design, interiors or 20th-century furniture.
Fletcher Sibthorp, the consultant editor, is an expert on 20th-century furniture. He also served as the consultant for Collectables: 20th-Century Classics and Chairs: 20th-Century Collectables, also published by New Holland. A critically acclaimed British portrait artist, Fletcher is also the author of Passion. He lives in London. Scala Quin, the author, is a writer/editor specializing in design and literature. Her books include: Collectables: 20th-Century Classics and Chairs: 20th-Century Classics. She also co-wrote Reading on Location (with Luisa Moncada).