Chair Anatomy

ISBN: 9780500295946 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: James Orrom Editură: Thames & Hudson Ltd Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 240 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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Discover how the iconic chairs of the 20th and 21st centuries were designed for mass production in this comprehensive design resource

Chairs are the design pieces that most of us use most of the time: from offices to dining tables, from lounging to working, the importance of good chair design to our well-being cannot be underestimated. But we have little idea of how our chair was made or even, perhaps, why it is special.

Chair Anatomy reveals in photos and illustrations the form and the construction details – the anatomy – of a selection of fifty chairs chosen from the last 150 years of modern chair design. It also introduces the designers behind these chairs, their backgrounds and their routes to creating the chairs. In reducing chairs to their constituent parts, the book gets to the heart of each design: how pieces are designed and produced to fit together; why a certain material imparts a certain quality, functional advance or comfort level; and how the chair’s structure can withstand stress while being elegant and economical to produce. In short, a chair is architecture in miniature.

‘Exploding’ these chairs gives insight into the careful and detailed thinking that has gone into a piece of furniture that we take for granted, and offers designers and students, in a single reference source, a truly nuts-and-bolts perspective on masterpieces of design.

Table of Contents

Chair Index • The Chairs • Biographies • Glossary & Bibliography

Limba
Engleza
Autor
James Orrom
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Thames & Hudson Ltd
Inaltime
25.5
Latime
21
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
240
Subtitlu
Design and Construction
Bic
AKR
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