Wharton Esherick, known as the spiritual father of the contemporary studio furniture movement in America pioneered the way for successive generations of woodworking artists to develop their original designs. He found his true voice in sculpture, working primarily in local woods he gathered from the forest surrounding his home and studio in rural Pennsylvania. His work blurs the traditional distinctions between sculpture and furniture, form and function. Written by his son-in-law, this book features biographical details along with archived images in combination with photos taken of the woodland studio that Esherick designed, built, and furnished himself over several decades. A comprehensive look into Esherick’s world of warmth, passion, and craftsmanship.
Hardcover, 276 pages. Published by Harry N. Abrams. Measures 11 ½” x 10 ½”.