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This week, we have received some nice notes from readers about “Make a Joint Stool from a Tree” by Jennie Alexander and Peter Follansbee. Here are a couple of note:
Good gracious what a wonderful book. I loved it! It has found a good home on my bookshelf between American Seating Furniture: 1630-1730 and American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume 1, Early Colonial Period. The discussions are great and the photographs are priceless. The overall quality of the publication is spectacular. This is a must read for anyone who studies early American furniture. Now I cannot wait till your book on “Make a Chest from a Tree.”
Sotheby’s New York
American Furniture Department
My book arrived this morning. I’ve already commented on the content, of course, but I was pretty floored by the printing. The matte color is gorgeous – perfect for the material. Understated. Perfect.
I’m going to assume you’ll get a good few complaints from people who think glossy coated papers = quality, but this is one of the nicest printed books I’ve ever seen. It’s quite close to what I would have imagined 18th c. color photography printing would have looked like. Had there been color printing, photography, or printing beyond type and litho blocks, that is.
You managed to really knock my socks off with the print on this. It’s hard to impress so much with anything these days, much less get people to notice (and consider) the ink, paper, and techniques of printing. Quite a feat.
We like the book, too! And we are eagerly awaiting Peter’s follow-up book on building and carving 17th-century chests, which is already in the works.
— Christopher Schwarz