Tokyo, New York & San Francisco: Kodansha International, 1983. First Edition. SIGNED by the author. 4to. 223 pp. Includes Chronology & Bibliography. Color and black & white illustrations. Brick red cloth in color illustrated dustjacket. Front flap corners clipped else a fine copy. Item #21094
Sam Maloof (1916 - 2009) began designing and hand making custom furniture immediately after World War II. He became recognized for his outstanding and unique designs and superb workmanship, creating fine pieces that are treasured and passed down through generations. He is America’s most renowned contemporary furniture craftsman. No other twentieth-century woodworker has received such attention in the media, nor garnered as many awards. Topping this list, in 1985 Maloof was the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship—the coveted “Genius Grant" typically awarded to scientists, scholars, and authors. He was the first American craftsman to have been so privileged. These three loves - of wood, of making things, and of design - brought him to the world of furniture and eventually to an honored place among America's leading artist-craftsmen.