Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima, Homes of the Master Wood Artisans, hardcover
These three men (along with Tage Frid and James Krenov) would be considered by many to be the greatest American woodworkers of the twentieths century. The first three each built a unique and very personal home, as shared in this book. Esherick, the eldest of the three, created an artist’s man-cave/atelier. A sculptor as well as a furniture maker, he displays several of his pieces in a pit dug in his main room. Maloof created a warm and embracing home, rich with wood and light from clerestory windows in many rooms, as a loving environment for his family. Nakashima, born in the US but working in Japan before the war, uses traditional Japanese esthetics combined with his own personal artistic eye to create a personal and wonderful adaptation of Japanese design. Each of these homes is brought to life in this highly illustrated volume.