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Chairs by Architects Agata Toromanoff

Chairs by Architects By Agata Toromanoff

Chairs by Architects by Agata Toromanoff


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What is it that distinguishes a chair designed by an architect? Is it possible to use creative solutions interchangeably in both domains? This book answers these 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.

Chairs by Architects Summary

Chairs by Architects by Agata Toromanoff

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 Agata Toromanoff

Agata Toromanoff is an art and design historian. She has worked for collectors and galleries, and has curated and managed numerous contemporary art projects. As well as writing features for the art press, she is the author of Chairs by Architects and Sofas, also published by Thames & Hudson.

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NPB9780500292501
9780500292501
0500292507
Chairs by Architects by Agata Toromanoff
New
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2016-08-04
160
N/A
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