The Art of Roy McMakin: When Is a Chair Not a Chair


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full bright green cloth boards. Slight edge wear to dust jacket. 10"w x 12 3/4"h. Many color photos.


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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.

Title: The Art of Roy McMakin: When Is a Chair Not a Chair

Author: McMakin, Roy ; Contributor-John Baldessari; Contributor-Michael Darling; Contributor-Lisa Eisner; Contributor-Michael Ned Holte

Categories: Furniture,

Publisher: N Y, Skira Rizzol: 2010

ISBN Number: 0847833577

ISBN Number 13: 9780847833573

Binding: Oversize Hardback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Furniture

Size: XL

Seller ID: 148201