Richly illustrated with more than 250 photographs, "Modern Furniture Classics"catalogs the passionate talents of international furniture designers and manufacturers from the 20th and 21st centuries. From the handmade vernacular styles of the Arts and Crafts Movement through today's experimental work, this chronological journey focuses on more than 240 classics of modern furniture design, including influential pieces by Philippe Starck, Henry van der Velde, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Matthew Rice, Frank Gehry and others. "Modern Furniture Classics"is an accessible and authoritative celebration of over 100 years of the craft.
About the Author
Fiona Baker was a valuer and cataloger of 20th-century applied arts for Phillips Auctioneers, London, where she specialized in furniture. She has made television and radio appearances, and has contributed to The Antique Collector (UK). Keith Baker is an independent consultant, valuer, and international lecturer on 19th- and 20th-century decorative arts. He was the head of the Art Nouveau and Decorative Arts Department at Phillips Auctioneers, and has also worked at Sotheby's, London. Keith is a regular expert on BBC's perennially popular Antiques Roadshow (UK).