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Art of Wood Turning
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This catalogue of the 1983 exhibit organized by the American Craft Council explores the history of lathe-turned objects, from its origin in ancient Egypt to the birth of the modern studio movement in the 1970's.
Black and white photographs and illustrations accompany an essay by Christopher Wilk.
Your Personal Hang-ups Member Price
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“I am interested in your personal hang-ups: Not your lifetime neuroses but your (ideal) hat, coat and/or clothes tree or hanger, wall hooks, free standing pole, rack, stand or small wall system. With this invitation Gail M. Brown, an independent curator, challenged artists to create inventive forms for an exhibition at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The resulting sculptures by 38 artists ranged from a straightforward coat rack to a four-foot apartment house riding on a fish, from a scepter-like paean to Joan Miro to a “four eyes nun-backed chair,” and from a bird house to a wall-mounted seat and desktop. The artists used a wide range of woods, from the ordinary to the exotic, as well as rubber, steel, and gold-plated brass. The works project grace, intelligence, whimsy, humor, and serious craft.

Size: 9″x 6″ | 58 color images | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348112 | Binding: hard cover

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Hardcover
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The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Hardcover

'Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy.'

So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.

This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. ISBN-13: 978-0060256654


Your Personal Hang-ups
Our Price: $19.99

“I am interested in your personal hang-ups: Not your lifetime neuroses but your (ideal) hat, coat and/or clothes tree or hanger, wall hooks, free standing pole, rack, stand or small wall system. With this invitation Gail M. Brown, an independent curator, challenged artists to create inventive forms for an exhibition at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The resulting sculptures by 38 artists ranged from a straightforward coat rack to a four-foot apartment house riding on a fish, from a scepter-like paean to Joan Miro to a “four eyes nun-backed chair,” and from a bird house to a wall-mounted seat and desktop. The artists used a wide range of woods, from the ordinary to the exotic, as well as rubber, steel, and gold-plated brass. The works project grace, intelligence, whimsy, humor, and serious craft.

Size: 9″x 6″ | 58 color images | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764348112 | Binding: hard cover

Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled-Member Price
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Initially, they were the waste product of wooden bowls turned in an ancient technique by Robin Wood of the United Kingdom, an expert pole-lathe turner and author. Known for his historical and functional objects made on a foot-powered lathe, Wood keeps the tradition of pole turning alive. The leg-powered process Wood uses results in thousands of solid, round chunks – Cores – that get broken out of the center of the bowl at the last moment. Wood donated 100 Cores, which ranged in size from 2 x 2″ to 3 x 4″ to The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The Center sent Cores to two-score artists who agreed to the challenge of reworking them into new pieces of art. These works, shown here in more than 240 color photos, formed the exhibition – Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled – by The Center for Art in Wood.

Size: 8 1/8″ x 9 1/8″ | 244 photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347832 | Binding: soft cover

American Lathe Builders
Our Price: $25.00

Ken Cope has produced a major new reference work that broadens our range of understanding of the history of technological innovation. This is the first book to identify American lathe builders operating throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. More than a thousand illustrations, taken from original catalogs and periodicals, trace the development of the American metal cutting lathe from the crude, hand-built models of the early 19th century to the fast, powerful models introduced in the early 20th century for use with high speed steel cutting tools. Soft cover.
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Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled
Our Price: $29.99

Initially, they were the waste product of wooden bowls turned in an ancient technique by Robin Wood of the United Kingdom, an expert pole-lathe turner and author. Known for his historical and functional objects made on a foot-powered lathe, Wood keeps the tradition of pole turning alive. The leg-powered process Wood uses results in thousands of solid, round chunks – Cores – that get broken out of the center of the bowl at the last moment. Wood donated 100 Cores, which ranged in size from 2 x 2″ to 3 x 4″ to The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia. The Center sent Cores to two-score artists who agreed to the challenge of reworking them into new pieces of art. These works, shown here in more than 240 color photos, formed the exhibition – Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled – by The Center for Art in Wood.

Size: 8 1/8″ x 9 1/8″ | 244 photos | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764347832 | Binding: soft cover

Challenge VII: dysFUNctional
Our Price: $35.00

The Center's publication documents this ground-breaking traveling exhibition. It captures the whimsy and imagination of the artists, in a delightful design by award-winning designer, Dan Saal, who designed Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets Its Maker
Challenge VI | Roots: Insights and Inspirations in Contemporary Turned Objects
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Documenting the sixth international exhibition in the Center for Art in Woods Challenge series, this publication includes insightful essays as well as statements from all of the artists on the inspirations for the works exhibited. The 216-page book includes full-color photographs of all of the exhibition objects and their sources of inspiration.