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Chairs by Architects - Agata Toromanoff

Chairs by Architects

Paperback Published: 1st August 2016
ISBN: 9780500292501
Number Of Pages: 160

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What is it that distinguishes a chair designed by an architect? Why is it so tempting for an architect to have a chair in his or her portfolio? Is it possible to use creative solutions interchangeably in both domains? Chairs by Architects answers these and many other questions to show how qualities in the buildings by architects are also evident in their chair design: pieces of furniture, like manifestos, become signatures of architectural style. The 55 architects include early modern architectural pioneers such as Otto Wagner, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Antoni Gaudi and Walter Gropius, together with more recent modern masters such as Oscar Niemeyer, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind.

The book contains interviews on Designing (in conversation with David Adjaye), Manufacturing (with David E. Bright, Knoll Inc.), Selling (with Zeev Aram), Collecting (with Richard Wright) and Preserving (with Susanne Graner, Vitra Design Museum). This is essential reading for everyone concerned with design, architecture and the relationship between creators and their creations.

About the Author

Agata Toromanoff is an art historian, who runs BOAblog.net, a site dedicated to books on art. As a freelance writer she has also authored several publications and features in art press. In addition to working on new book projects, she sets up collaborations with galleries and artists on numerous contemporary art projects. She is currently based in Germany.

ISBN: 9780500292501
ISBN-10: 0500292507
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st August 2016
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 20.96  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.77

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