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Format Type:Ebook
Author:Anne Massey
Publisher:Reaktion Books
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:224
Category:Art design, History, Autobiography

Chair by Anne Massey

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Chair The chair you re likely sitting in one right now Yet despite its common presence in offices restaurants and homes we very rarely stop to think about the origins of the chair and its place in culture After all the human body is actually more suited to sitting on the ground than on a chair and as a result chairs often cause back problems Nonetheless in Western culture as Anne Massey explains the chair is an object that marks our place in the modern world .

Massey explores how particularly in the last hundred years the chair has become a revered object of design Certain chairs have become iconic like the Eames Lounge chair and Verner Panton s S Chair which are photographed exhibited in art museums and slavishly copied by cheaper models Other chairs have reached iconic status simply through their everydayness think of Van Gogh s chair or the way Shaker chairs have become emblematic of a simpler and purer lifestyle Massey further examines how chairs have been crafted from local to global manufacture In doing so she elucidates the meaning of the chair in contemporary culture as well as the development design and manufacture of this ubiquitous object .

Drawing on design art popular culture and personal experience Chair is an engaging and informative biography of this everyday object and will appeal to anyone interested in why we choose to sit on the chairs we do

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