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1000 Chairs
 : 1000 Chairs



by: Charlotte Fiell, Peter Fiell, Simone Philippi


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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Brand: Taschen
EAN: 9783822857601
Edition: 2nd
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 3822857602
Item Dimensions: 786596271194
Label: Taschen
Languages: EnglishPublishedGermanPublishedFrenchPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageGermanOriginal LanguageFrenchOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknownGermanUnknownFrenchUnknown
Manufacturer: Taschen
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 768
Publication Date: June 01, 2000
Publisher: Taschen
Studio: Taschen

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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
This work covers 200 years of chair design, represented by 1000 chairs by some 400 designers. It spans design styles from Art Nouveau to the International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, looking at designers from Hoffman to Ron Arad.

Amazon.com Review:
Sleek, stuffed, buttoned, or bent, in the den or the dining room, the chair is an indicator of its owner's identity. Chairs make up much of the interior landscape of our homes and workplaces, and a comfortable chair is considered a great asset in either location. A rigorous survey of the last 150 years of chairs, 1000 Chairs is a pictorial guide to the axiom "you are where you sit." Writers Charlotte and Peter Fiell argue that, as well as being an icon of identity, the chair is a form through which designers engage in social, political, and even ergonomic rhetoric. A good example is George Nelson's mass-produced modular seating system. Geometrical in design, its austere, mostly rectilinear lines are efficient and economical. The book follows developments and mutations in chair design from the days before art deco through the rise of modernity and into the mid-'90s, when designers like Philippe Starck used such materials as recycled plastic and injection molded polypropylene.

In total there are more than the 1000 advertised illustrations, and each is accompanied by a small text describing the significance of the chair and its designer. The book includes more than 100 capsule biographies of such designers as Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Adolph Loos, and Marcel Breuer. The only problem with 1000 Chairs is, ironically, its own ergonomics. At about eight by six inches and nearly 800 pages, it is an unwieldy little tome. That aside, this is a great book--a must for anyone interested in sitting down. --Loren E. Baldwin



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