Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Sam Maloof, Woodworker

New York; Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1990. Second printing. Paperback. Quarto. 223, [1]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over printed wrappers. Photo-illustrated half-title and title page. This splendid volume is an exploration of the life and work of America’s most distinguished craftsman. Sam Maloof (1916–2009) was a consummate furniture designer and maker, recognized worldwide as a craftsperson’s craftsman. This book examines Maloof’s lifetime of production. Illustrated with hundreds of b/w and color photographic reproductions, this work traces Maloof’s career from his earliest efforts to the masterworks he produced until the 1980s. Set in the context of the development of Southern California modernism and the contemporary American craft movement, this volume offers the first thorough look at Maloof’s extraordinary life and work, providing insights into the materials and techniques of woodworking, as well as the artisan lifestyle. Minor shelf wear. Dust-jacket and wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #37485

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