THE HOUSE THAT SAM BUILT: SAM MALOOF and ART in the POMONA VALLEY
THE HOUSE THAT SAM BUILT: SAM MALOOF and ART in the POMONA VALLEY. By Harold B. Nelson, et al. Published In conjunction with the exhibition of the same name that took place at the Huntington Library and Art Museum September 26, 2011 - January 20, 2012.
Published by the Huntington Library and Arts Collections, San Marino, California, 2011. First Edition. ISBN: 9780873282482.
Softcovers, French folds, 9.5x12 inches, 192 pages. Illustrated throughout.
VERY GOOD condition: a bit of shelf rubbing to the covers, else tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A nice, solid, very presentable copy.
From the Publisher: "The mid-twentieth century woodworker Sam Maloof - one of the leading figures in the postwar studio furniture movement in America - was a voracious collector with an abiding generosity toward other artists. The home that he and his wife, Alfreda, created for themselves in Alta Loma, California - handbuilt in large part by Maloof himself - was filled with art, and it provided a gathering place for the richly diverse and closely interconnected art, craft, and design community. The House That Sam Built, companion book to the exhibition at the Huntington, chronicles the development of Maloof's work from his earliest explorations of handcrafted furniture in the 1950s to 1985."
From the back cover: "I want to be able to work a piece of wood into an object that contributes something beautiful and useful to everyday life. And I want to do this for an individual I can come to know as a friend. There's more to life than making things. Each time someone who has one of my pieces sits on a chair, uses a table, or opens a chest, I want that person to know that it was made just for him and that there is satisfaction and enjoyment in the object for us both. - Sam Maloof 1980".