By Judith Miller
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.
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.
Judith Miller began collecting antiques in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University. Fascinated by the inexpensive plates she bought in the city's junk shops she began to research their history in books and auction catalogues. She has since become one of the world's leading experts in antiques. From 1979 until 1988, Judith served as co-founder of the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 80 books, many of which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers. Judith is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden, and appears regularly on radio and TV, most notably as co-host for the popular BBC series The House Detectives and is an expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow. She regularly lectures in the US to Art & Antiques Charity events and is a regular lecturer to Appraisers societies, the AAA in New York and recently the IAS in Fort Worth Texas. Twice a year she does an antiques lecture tour of the US with associated TV, radio and press.
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28 Aug 2009
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