San Marino, CA: Huntington Library Press, 2011. Fine in Fine dust-jacket First Edition. Signed by Author, [12.25x9.5in]; 192 pp., numerous color images throughout; Light mustard cloth covers with lighter ink stamped letters on spine and front, all edges trimmed, light brown end papers; Illustrative dust jacket with light yellow lettering on front and spine, color image of Maloof furniture on front, color image of arts and crafts on back; Negligible shelf wear, signed by Nelson on title page, tipped in prospectus of the exhibition September 24, 2011 to January 30, 2012 at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. Item #13709
Sam Maloof (1916-2009) was an artist, furniture designer and woodworker. He was one of the several furniture craftsmen of the 20th century. His furniture graces homes, museums, including the Smithsonian. He was an inspiration to many artist and woodworkers throughout the world and was described by the New York Times as "a central figure in the postwar American crafts movement". This book was part of an exhibit of his works and other artists from the Pomona Valley of California. While the focus of the exhibit was on 35 of Sam Maloof's works, the exhibit and book also included 80 works of others in images, ceramics and sculptures.