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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection

comments (53) August 15th, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection edited by Paul Eisenhauer, PhD
Schiffer Publishing, 2010.
$19.95; 96 pp.


Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection documents, with color photography, more than 130 paintings, woodblock prints, sculpture, and utilitarian objects found at the Wharton Esherick Museum in Pennsylvania. Esherick’s work has made him an inspiration to fine woodworkers worldwide, and he has been called the dean of American craftsmen and the godfather of the Studio Furniture Movement. This book features a wide range of objects found at the museum and gives you a good look into Esherick’s work. I think this is a cool book.

Lucky CraigFr  is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Check back later to read his review of the book. And stay tuned for more giveaways.



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Comments (53)

hutch328 hutch328 writes: A spell-binding tour and real treat if you're in Paoli, PA, and have called ahead to set up a time for a tour of Esherick's house. Wow. Even my 13-year-old daughter who's never interested in "old places" was captivated. Her only complaint? "Dad asked too many questions."

If a book can capture the charm of the Esherick house, then it is a keeper!

Rob Livingston
Bryn Mawr, PA
Posted: 11:26 pm on August 23rd

mddenne mddenne writes: I would love to get my hands on this one!
Posted: 11:19 pm on August 22nd

Dave Worsencroft Dave Worsencroft writes: What an inspiration to see this text. I always look for inspiration for building furniture.
Posted: 9:54 pm on August 22nd

pbailey2 pbailey2 writes: Sign me up! I'll add it my library!
Posted: 8:24 pm on August 22nd

sk2tobin sk2tobin writes: I am currently a Furniture Design student and we just got done looking at some of Esherick's stuff last semester. It would be great to learn more and to be inspired by his creations. Thanks FWW for giving us the opportunity to win these books.
Posted: 1:51 pm on August 20th

petersturner petersturner writes: Please add me to the list. Thanks.
Posted: 7:08 am on August 20th

mainerustic mainerustic writes: His work is inspirational and I would love to add this book to my library. Thank you for this opportunity.
Posted: 8:00 am on August 19th

NGOGN NGOGN writes: I was just at his place this past weekend. He was a genius. Eclectic, practical, and "green" well before anyone even thought about it. When he found termites destroying his woodshop he dug them out and transported them to another part of the woods rather than just using poison.
Posted: 7:22 am on August 19th

NGOGN NGOGN writes: I was just at his place this past weekend. He was a genius. Eclectic, practical, and "green" well before anyone even thought about it. When he found termites destroying his woodshop he dug them out and transported them to another part of the woods rather than just using poison. He worked with what was at hand, taking wood that was being thrown away and building something useful and unique.
Posted: 7:22 am on August 19th

NGOGN NGOGN writes: I was just at his place this past weekend. He was a genius. Eclectic, practical, and "green" well before anyone even thought about it. When he found termites destroying his woodshop he dug them out and transported them to another part of the woods rather than just using poison. He worked with what was at hand, taking wood that was being thrown away and building something useful and unique.
Posted: 7:22 am on August 19th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Looks Interesting for sure!
Chris
Posted: 2:31 am on August 19th

Woodwo Woodwo writes: Might have to buy the book before the giveaway ends, Esherick is my hero!
Posted: 4:13 pm on August 18th

cigarmike cigarmike writes: Would love to dive into some more photos and comments of the timeless work of this master. I have the book that chronicles the life/work of Esherick, Maloof and Nakashima and it is a real treat. These are some of the finest craftsmen of our era.
Posted: 3:44 pm on August 18th

salamanderseth salamanderseth writes: I like books!
thanks,
Posted: 11:38 am on August 18th

mgalipeau mgalipeau writes: Sign me up please!
Posted: 6:17 pm on August 17th

smkymtnprepper smkymtnprepper writes: Yes please.
Posted: 5:24 pm on August 17th

jetjock jetjock writes: This would be a great addition to my humble collection. I would love to own it, read it, possess it, internalize it...well, you get the idea!
Posted: 4:55 pm on August 17th

Capella Capella writes: This book belongs in my shop library!
Posted: 3:03 pm on August 17th

kevmc_Samm kevmc_Samm writes: I wouldn't mind having a copy of this book.
Posted: 2:08 pm on August 17th

jws jws writes: Love a good book -- count me in...
Posted: 1:33 pm on August 17th

caub caub writes: Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

And, I hope this isn't out of line (editors squelch if needed), but anyone interested in Studio Furniture should check out the free, on-line history of two decades worth of furniture and craftsmen that passed through the doors of Pritam & Eames studio in NY. http://www.pritameames.com, goto their Archives, and you'll see it split up into two decades. A wealth of reading and photographs! (NOT for dial-up connections!)

-Chris
Posted: 11:45 am on August 17th

Cherokeemike Cherokeemike writes: Looks like a fine book, thank you...
Posted: 10:58 am on August 17th

chucktown chucktown writes: Count me in, thanks again for another great book.
Posted: 7:20 am on August 17th

RalphBarker RalphBarker writes: {Raises hand. ;-) )


Posted: 6:32 am on August 17th

DIRK13 DIRK13 writes: Would LOVE to have this in my stained mitts!
Posted: 2:38 am on August 17th

ztifpatrick ztifpatrick writes: I've read a few articles about him, interesting stuff. Count me in so I can read more!
Posted: 11:02 pm on August 16th

ztifpatrick ztifpatrick writes: I've read a few articles about him. Interesting stuff, count me in so I can read more!
Posted: 11:01 pm on August 16th

rodk1 rodk1 writes: Thanks for the chance to win this book.
Posted: 10:32 pm on August 16th

CraigFr CraigFr writes: There is nothing like opening a new woodworking book for the first time!
Posted: 10:20 pm on August 16th

Effraim Effraim writes: Count me in please.
Posted: 8:54 pm on August 16th

madjack madjack writes: This is cool! Let's get into the mind of some of the greats.Hope FW will start profiling the old masters, show their work and then pick a piece to build. Also show some "then and now" of their styles and tricks they brought into woodworking. This book would stay within reach out in my shop for a good while.
Posted: 8:01 pm on August 16th

dustyross dustyross writes: Wow - would love to win this lovely book - and its even harder to visit the museum form down here down under! It would be a great addition to any furniture maker's library - good luck all.
Posted: 7:36 pm on August 16th

lowly_aprenti lowly_aprenti writes: Makin my comment. please send me a book. hahaha
Posted: 6:21 pm on August 16th

Roberthernz Roberthernz writes: Would love to add this book to my collection of woodworking books.
Posted: 4:22 pm on August 16th

carpentarius carpentarius writes: I'm trying to build my library back up after my fire last year. This book would be a great addition. Thanks for giving it away. (to me I hope)
Posted: 1:26 pm on August 16th

Campaudrey Campaudrey writes: Have visited the Wharton Esherick studio, and have seen his work at collections and galleries. Great stuff!
Posted: 1:15 pm on August 16th

MP72 MP72 writes: This might be the best book you guys have given away yet. I would love to win it. Good luck to all
Posted: 11:42 am on August 16th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: This is one book I'd really love to get. Count me in too.
Posted: 10:02 am on August 16th

hashsb hashsb writes: Thanks for the chance to win this book
Posted: 9:44 am on August 16th

aaronpetersen aaronpetersen writes: Count me in. I'd love to have this book for the library.
Posted: 9:13 am on August 16th

LBF LBF writes: Would love this book.
Posted: 8:20 am on August 16th

tedb tedb writes: I've enjoyed the articles on Esherick over many years of reading FWW magazine. The book looks like a good, comprehensive coverage of his work.
Posted: 8:17 am on August 16th

PurdueDan PurdueDan writes: Would love to see more of his work and learn more about the man.
Posted: 7:42 am on August 16th

Richardsdesignco Richardsdesignco writes: for those of us left coasters (Californians) this is a great chance to see what we do not usually get to. Will be a great book to sit down with a cup of coffee and devour.
Posted: 7:34 am on August 16th

mtnfreak14 mtnfreak14 writes: I heart Wharton Esherick.
Posted: 12:46 am on August 16th

bbrozo bbrozo writes: This book sounds like a fine addition to any woodworker's library. Good luck to you all...
Posted: 11:49 pm on August 15th

Jollyroger Jollyroger writes: Can't win if you don't play. What a lovely text to immerse oneself in.
Posted: 11:45 pm on August 15th

Red_F Red_F writes: A friend of mine got to tour his house and studios, and just about broke down in tears. I think she was a little touched...
Posted: 9:41 pm on August 15th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 4:38 pm on August 15th

woodangel woodangel writes: To be inpired by a true craftsman a good reason to read a book.
Posted: 3:34 pm on August 15th

jh0217 jh0217 writes: I would love to have this book. Winning it would be a great gift and would help me advance my craft.
Posted: 3:16 pm on August 15th

MrC MrC writes: To say that I would love to have a copy of the book is an understatement. I taught Industrial Arts (woodworking, cabinetmaking, design and drafting - mainly) for 34 years at a public school in Maine. There never seemed to be a budget left for the true joy and inspiration provided by publications such as the Wharton Esherick Studio & Collection unless it came out of my pocket. Strange, but even in retirement the money issue remains the same, but at least now it is a little easier allocating the joy and inspiration parts.

Posted: 1:43 pm on August 15th

DocSavage45 DocSavage45 writes: Wow....Just found out a little about Mr. Esherick identified as founder of studio furniture movement. I'm a reader or I wouldn't be doing this. LOL My first book was by Krenov. And I have wandered the forest path to find artisans with a similar perspective. I following that path I stumbled on Escherick. Looking forward to see where his passions take me. I am curious as to how his belifs differ from others whom he inspired. And in being able to be mentoed, if not in person. LOL

My current budget and work load put the texts about him in my future. I'm enjoying the ride!
Posted: 12:33 pm on August 15th

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