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A Century of Chair Design
Frank Russell, Philippe Garner, John Read

From the book:

This international survey traces the development of chair design in the century 1850-1950 as seen in the work of over sixty craftsmen, designers and architects including Alvar Aalto, the Bauhaus, Marcel Breuer, Carlo Bugatti, Le Corbusier, Charles Eames, Eileen Gray, Hector Guimard, Josef Hoffmann, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Mies van der Rohe, Morris and Co., Pel, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Richard Riemerschmid, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Mart Stam, Thoney and Frank Lloyd Wright. A discussion of the work of each designer of firm is complemented by biographical information and illustrated with line drawings and photographs, both contemporary and specially commissioned. An introduction by Philippe Garner, together with a selected bibliography of further reading and an index of designers and manufacturers, make this an indispensible guide to modern chair design.

This copy is in good condition. No visible marks to cover or pages and binding is tight.


Academy Editions, 1985
Text in English
160 pages

Height 28cm Width 22cm Depth 1cm

Supporting Material is compiled by Anna Howard.  

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