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Author Hood, Julia Elizabeth T
Title Furniture that Winks: Wit and Conversation in Postmodern Studio Furniture, 1979--1989
book jacket
Descript 132 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 50-04, page: 2036
Adviser: M. Jeffrey Hardwick
Thesis (M.A.)--Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2011
Focusing on the work of furniture artists Garry Knox Bennett, Mitch Ryerson, Edward Zucca and John Cederquist, this thesis explores how craft furniture makers in the late 1970s and 1980s engaged and contributed to postmodern thought through their creations. Ultimately responding to (even rejecting) modernist tendencies of first-generation studio furniture makers, these furniture artists began to investigate the way furniture could communicate narrative, social and political statements, as well as jokes, by returning to ornamentation and historical references while employing new materials. Additionally, Cederquist's work in particular joins topical concerns expressed by postmodern theorists, bringing awareness to the prevalence of images and simulacra at the expense of the real in the postmodern era
School code: 0501
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 50-04
Subject Art History
Design and Decorative Arts
Alt Author Corcoran College of Art + Design. Decorative Arts
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