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You can buy the book here.
Tom McKenna’s post last week about the box exhibit at the Messler gallery in Maine made me wish I could dart up the coast for a visit. I won’t get that chance anytime soon and, truth be told, Rockport is a little bit out of the way for most folks.
If, like me, you found yourself wanting to see more of the boxes, but with no chance to visit Maine anytime soon, don’t worry. As one commenter to Tom’s post pointed out, there’s a new book based on the pieces in the exhibition and the artists who created them.
New Masters of the Wooden Box is very thoughtfully done. Author and furniture historian Oscar P. Fitzgerald devotes a half dozen pages or so to each artist, offering a thorough and lively discussion of their backgrounds, inspirations and techniques. Each is illustrated with beautifully lit and detailed photos of the artist’s work.
It’s not just the next best thing to the exhibit – it’s a great find all on its own.
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This book would be a great resource. That box on the cover looks like one of Peter Lloyd's. Very nice.
But when you click on "Search Inside," the cover photo matches the one here.
This looks like a wonderful book. Odd that the cover you show here and the one on Amazon are different. Both featured boxes, though, are interesting, and novel projects.
Cheers --- Larry
Carl Swensson's woodworking skills go very, very deep. But they go wide as well.
Grids and cutouts define a practical piece
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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