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Chairs [Hardcover]

Judith Miller
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Book Description

28 Aug 2009
The chair is the most ubiquitous design element in the domestic environment, and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. In Chairs Judith Miller scrutinises more than 100 of her favourite chairs reflecting on their iconic status, designers, historical facts, overall style, design details and ergonomic properties. More than 100 chairs have been specially photographed on location and are featured in chronological date order, ranging from early antiques such as the 1680 Wainscot Chair and the 1740 Louis XV Chaise Longue, to modern day collectables such as Marc Newson's 1988 'Embryo' and Tom Dixon's 2007 'Wingback'. This is not a catalogue; each chair has earned its place as an emblem of style, status, craft and art and is celebrated in this beautifully designed book.

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Conran (28 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840915234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840915235
  • Product Dimensions: 28.8 x 25.7 x 3.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a sumptuous coffee-table tome that truly celebrates its subject. For the chair obsessive, this gorgeous book will provide many a happy hour spent contemplating, admiring and coveting its contents --House & Garden

There are two reasons why this book on chair design stands out. The first is the photography by Nick Pope...much care has been given to shoot each of the 100-plus chairs. The other is the text Miller is given enough room to place each of the chairs within a historical context and assess them in way that is thoughtful without being academic --Daily Telegraph

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Judith Miller is one of the most respected authorities in design and antiques. Chairs featured are from all over the world. More than 400 colour specially shot photographs all on location.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read, full of factual information. 3 Mar 2011
By upton
Chairs by Judith Miller was expected to be a good book simply because of the author involved.
I was not dissapointed, Chairs is a good read, full of factual information and gorgeous photographs
to accompany the book. Well done Judith!
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3.0 out of 5 stars good but not exhaustive 17 May 2011
By Jools
a well crafted book, nice to look at and to use professionally, however I wished it had a bigger selection of chairs in it.
It is more a history of the chair rather than a compendium
looks really good in my library
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chairs have never looked sexier 18 Oct 2010
By L. M. Keefer - Published on Amazon.com
If you think of chairs as sculptures that you can sit on in space, practical masterpieces of art for your home, you're going to love this book. Chairs never looked better or sexier. There a big color photo devoted to the important chair styles through history with a page of text on each one. I'd like to frame some of the pages of the chairs from this book and do a salon wall of interesting chairs for art work for my home. The pictures are gorgeous.

I love all of Judith Miller's other books on interior design history, and was particularly enchanted by this book. If you're a chair-lover as most of us who love interior design can't help but be, you will fall in love with this book of 400 photos of chairs. It's a great book to have on the coffee table for you and guests to enjoy as chairs are sublimely fascinating. As Mies van der Rohe said about chairs: "A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous."
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3.0 out of 5 stars Attractive Book 11 Oct 2010
By Hans-Peter Wachter - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is probably more appropriate for a coffee table than the scholarly discourse that I was expecting. Judith Miller has written other volumes that are true reference books. I am not convinced of Judith's selection of chairs illustrated in this work.
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4.0 out of 5 stars nice, a chair reference book to keep 15 Oct 2011
By highoctanekid - Published on Amazon.com
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very nice, although i would have liked it to have more chair photos. but overall a good reference book for anyone interested in chairs thru the ages.
5.0 out of 5 stars Chairs Book 19 July 2013
By Janette Chahbazian - Published on Amazon.com
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It was a smooth transition. What a great book! It was in the condition described. I would do business with them again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Photos 14 April 2011
By Kyle Meyer - Published on Amazon.com
I purchased this book at a Barnes and Noble--for the photography. The variety of chairs across eras and beautiful quality photos are a joy to look at. We ended up buy a second copy and removed pages to frame the photos.
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