Library staff recommendation: 500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional and Innovative Designs

500 Chairs: Celebrating Traditional and Innovative Designs
New York : Lark Books, c2008.
Greenfield Open Stacks 749.32 F586h 2008

This book exhibits a wide range of one of my favorite everyday objects, the chair. There is something very personal and quietly beautiful in a chair and this book captures 500 different takes on this very common object. Some of the artists and craftspeople whose work is depicted include former UArts ceramics shop supervisor and Philadelphia ceramicist Hope Rovelto, and visiting artist lecturer (2009) Matthias Pliessnig. From more traditional styles to Craig Nutt’s “Celery Chair with Peppers, Carrots & Snow Peas” (pg. 292), or my favorite, Bobby Hansson’s “Chair for Bored Housewife” (pg. 110), 500 Chairs is sure to please.

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