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1000 chairs

Author: Charlotte Fiell; Peter Fiell; Simone Philippi; Susanne Uppenbrock
Publisher: Köln ; New York : Taschen, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Taschen's 25th anniversary special edView all editions and formats
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The ubiquitous chair in all its shapes and forms (Taschen's 25th anniversary special edition) More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a back-rest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the colour of the entire artefact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto via  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Fiell; Peter Fiell; Simone Philippi; Susanne Uppenbrock
ISBN: 382284103X 9783822841037
OCLC Number: 61257908
Language Note: Text in English, with parallel German and French translation.
Description: 624 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm
Other Titles: One thousand chairs
Thousand chairs
Responsibility: Charlotte & Peter Fiell ; edited by Simone Philippi, Susanne Uppenbrock ; German translation, Klaus Binder, Jeremy Gaines ; French translation, Jacques Bosser.

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The ubiquitous chair in all its shapes and forms (Taschen's 25th anniversary special edition) More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a back-rest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the colour of the entire artefact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto via Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel; from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are all here: Thonet's bentwood chairs and Hoffmann's sitting-machines, Marcel Breuer's Wassily chair and Ron Arad's avant garde armchairs. The book, a slightly abbreviated version of our classic title 1000 Chairs, devotes one page to each chair, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chair.

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