The year of The Book
This year has been a good year of book buying for me. I have tried to expand my chair book selection and I think I just about got it. It started earlier this year with the wonderful book by Peter Galbert “The Chairmakers Notebook”.
This is the best book on Woodworking let alone chairmaking I have ever read.
Just recently I bought a few more that I feel are really worth the read.
Chair: The current state of the art, with the who, the why, and the what of it By Peter Bradford
Chairs By Judith Miller Judith Miller also wrote the book on furniture, literally. If you ever want a comprehensive book on furniture her book would be it.
Chairs: A History By Florence de Dampierre
I have many books just solely about chairs and it might be a bit obsessive, but hey I am a chairmaker and there are worse things I could be obsessed with.
I would say that woodworking is my healthy obsession.
I decided about 15 years ago to study woodworking in depth, in particular chairmaking. I have come a long way and this year acquiring these books has been helpful.
I am not sure how interesting this blog will be to the average person other than to show I am batty about chairs, I guess that might be a good thing. There are many other books I have and a few I don’t, contact me for a good list if you would like to know more.
-- Brian Noel