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A book full of wooden boxes

comments (3) August 31st, 2009 in blogs

sscott Stephen Scott, associate editor
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You can buy the book here. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

You can buy the book here.

Photo: Courtesy Fox Chapel Publishing

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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Comments (3)

BCJason BCJason writes: This book would be a great resource. That box on the cover looks like one of Peter Lloyd's. Very nice.
Posted: 7:21 pm on October 4th

almartin almartin writes: But when you click on "Search Inside," the cover photo matches the one here.
Posted: 2:34 pm on September 16th

LarryMarshall LarryMarshall writes: 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
Posted: 1:31 pm on August 31st

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