397 Chairs
by Arthur C. Danto


Title: 397 Chairs

Author: Essay by Arthur C. Danto
Photographs by Jennifer Levy

 Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York © 1988

Specs: Hardcover. 10.5” h x 9.75” 

Pages: 96 Pages. 397 photographs, including 47 color images

ISBN: 0-8109-1698-3

Details: First Edition, First Printing. Based on an Exhibition created by The Architectural League of New York.

Notes from the archive: Shortly after the Architectural League of New York staged the exhibit, “The Chair Fair”, the idea for this book was formed. The hundreds of chairs present varying definitions of “chair” but all have in common the capability to be sat upon. The Chair Fair was judged by Milton Glaser, Richard Artschwager, Mario Bellini, Tim Prentice and Lella Vignelli. The collection of images is introduced with an essay by Art Critic of The Nation magazine and Columbia Professor Arthur C. Danto. 

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