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Roy McMakin

When is a Chair Not a Chair

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Roy McMakin by Roy McMakin
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The long-anticipated comprehensive monograph on the art world's most admired designer. Roy McMakin is at once an artist, furniture designer, and architect. His seemingly simple chairs, tables, dressers, and other furniture pieces at first appear childlike and often whimsical; upon closer inspection these pieces evoke contemporary art references as well as domestic archetypal forms. Long a favorite among the art-world cognoscenti and tastemakers, McMakin's creations seamlessly merge grandma's furniture with modern design and contemporary art. Each piece of furniture, interior, or art installation is infused with rigor as well as humor through tweaked proportions, innately sculptural forms, and craftsmanship of the highest order. This long-awaited volume collects McMakin's most important creations and commissions from his thirty-year career.

Author Biography

Roy McMakin is an acclaimed artist and designer based in Seattle. John Baldessari is a Los Angeles-based artist. Michael Darling is a curator at the Seattle Art Museum. Lisa Eisner is a photographer and cofounder of Greybull Press. Michael Ned Holte is a Los Angeles-based writer and curator.
Release date Australia
March 29th, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
250 Colour
Imprint
Rizzoli International Publications
Pages
224
Dimensions
248x318x24
ISBN-13
9780847833573
Product ID
3978684

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