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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.
Michael Brolly: Cradle to cradle
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Michael Brolly: Cradle to cradle
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This full-color, illustrated monograph chronicles the past twenty years of Michael Brolly�s work. Brolly, a wood turner, is considered one of the most innovative and creative figures working in his craft today. Included are pieces from the Erie exhibition, along with some others; all photography by David Haas. Glenn Adamson, curator for Chipstone Foundation through which he prepares exhibits for Milwaukee Art Museum, and extensively published writer on the art of wood turning, examines the art historical significance of Brolly�s work. Also included is an introduction by Erie Art Museum director, John Vanco, as well as an artist�s statement.

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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
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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

Enter the World of Lathe-turned Objects
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The first complete catalog of the Center for Art in Wood's permanent collection. This 146-page, full-color book shows over 180 lathe-turned objects by over 100 international artists and includes descriptions of the objects and information about the artists.
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

Hogbin on Woodturning: Masterful Projects Uniting Purpose, Form & Technique
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Legendary woodturner Stephen Hogbin’s work has been groundbreaking at every turn. He first burst on the scene in the early 1970s with an exhibition of turnings like no one had ever seen—cut apart, re-assembled, enhanced by carving, and bearing little resemblance to the standard round stuff that characterized the lathe. Now the internationally recognized designer examines ten of his finest and most innovative creations, and distills each piece to a useful project that any woodturner can replicate. This is the first time that Hogbin has described his techniques and presented his ideas in step-by-step project format.

All of these projects begin with the lathe, but each features inventive cutting into the turned elements and recombining the pieces to make entirely new forms. They do not require advanced technical skills, but will encourage you to break out of the basic vocabulary of woodturning and see its marvelous new possibilities.

reveals how a master designer integrates his visionary concepts with practical work at the lathe, allowing each to feed into the other. By replicating Hogbin's turning methods in your own home workshop, you’ll gain stimulating new insight into the lathe and discover how to get the most out of your craft.



Page Count: 144
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Type: Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-1-56523-752-0
First/Next Release: February 2013
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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