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1000 chairs
Fiell, Charlotte, 1965- author.
Revised and updated edition.
Publication Information:
[Köln] ; [New York] : Taschen, [2017]

Physical Description:
664 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
"Chairs displayed on their own as pure form. More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are all here: Thonet's bentwood chairs and Hoffmann's sitting-machines, Marcel Breuer's Wassily chair and Ron Arad's avant-garde armchairs. The book devotes one page to each chair, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chairs and their designers. A special treat for anyone who loves design and a must for collectors!"--
General Note:
Original edition 1997

"This volume presents the most comprehensive survey of chair deisgn from 1808 to the present from Charles Rennie Mackintosh to Frank Lloyd Wright, from Gerrit Rietveld to Marcel Breuer."--Back cover of book jacket.

Includes index.
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