Title: Contemporary Studio Case Furniture: The Inside Story
Author: Essays by Virginia T. Boyd and Glenn Adamson curators for the Elvejhem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Foreword by Russell Panczenko. Introduction by Thomas Loeser.
Publisher: Elvejhem Museum of Art, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison © 2002
Specs: 10” h x 9” Softcover in heavy cover stock with full color illustrations.
Pages: 96 pages. Over 40 full color photographs and many black and white illustrations of historic items
Details: Exhibition catalogue. Good condition, some shelf wear, very clean text pages throughout. Catalogue includes work by thirty-seven of the top studio furniture makers including Garry Knox Bennett, John Cederquist, John Dunnigan, Michael Hurwitz, Silas Kopf, Thomas Loeser, Wendy Maruyama, Mitch Ryerson and Ed Zucca. Text includes biographies of exhibited artists.
Notes from the archive: Museum exhibits have the joy and responsibility of cataloging the work on review so that the viewer is surprised, educated, enticed and hopefully experiences a sense of marvel from what the exhibit offers. This catalogue totally delivers on all the above. Tom Loeser, co-curator and Professor of Art at UW, Madison shares his own personal insight in his essay, "The Inside Story on Studio Furniture". “In the end function is still the crucial identifying marker that distinguishes the pieces (in this show) from work that is pure sculpture. One result of the functional aspect is that furniture objects not only have a viewer but also a user.”
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