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Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery - HC Edition Smithsonian American Art Museum

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ISBN-10: 1565233654

ISBN-13: 9781565233652

Edition: 2007

Authors: Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Smithsonian American Art Museum Staff, Paul Greenhalgh

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Exquisitely photographed and beautifully designed, this complementary catalog of America's finest studio furniture highlights 84 pieces from the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery. Inside, the pages reveal the importance of wooden furniture in the modern American craft arena, and how first- and second-generation artists shaped the studio furniture movement. Artist statements accompany gorgeous photography of the Renwick collection and provide insight into the makers' training and professional experience, theories on art, artistic techniques, and even personal inspirations. Such artists include the patriarch of studio furniture, Wharton Esherick, and Wendle Castle, the maker of the most popular…    
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 9.25" wide x 12.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.696
Language: English

Oscar P. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University and served as director of the Navy Museum in Washington, D.C., until he decided to pursue full time his passion as a furniture historian and decorative arts consultant. He is a member of the faculty of the Smithsonian Institution/Corcoran School Master's Program in the Decorative Arts, where he developed and teaches a core course on the studio furniture movement. His book Four Centuries of American Furniture is the standard reference work in the field. Fitzgerald's 2008 book, Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery, chronicles the development and expansion studio furniture movement in the United…