menu

Emil Milan : Midcentury Master
by Craig Edelbrock and Norm Sartorius and Phil Jurus




Overview -
- The first publication dedicated to the artist Emil Milan, illustrated with his finest artistic creations- Previously unseen documents and photographs- Rare artwork- The artist is illuminated through stories and interviews from those who knew him best- Milan's life story is woven through American history, including WWII and the American studio craft movement- Midcentury modern designArtist Emil Milan (American, 1922-1985) was a major contributor to the studio craft movement in the 1950s and 60s. He was an innovator in woodworking tools and techniques, and a pioneer in using power tools to boost production. After training to be a sculptor at the Art Students League of New York, he developed and produced a distinctive line of "functional sculpture" - wooden bowls, trays, and serving ware - that captured the essence of Midcentury Modern Design. He stood with now legendary artists and designers like Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle, Charles Eames, George Nakashima, and Bob Stocksdale (among others) in the most important exhibitions of fine craft in America. His wares were tailored for and sold in high-end retailers such as Hammacher Schlemmer, Saks Fifth Avenue and the original Pottery Barn store in Manhattan. After moving to rural Pennsylvania in 1961, he re-emerged as a teacher, mentor, and role model for dozens of successful artists and woodworkers who found inspiration in his teaching, his methods, and his self-sufficient lifestyle close to nature. After fading into obscurity following his death, this book rekindles awareness and appreciation of this remarkable American artist. AwardsFirst Prize - 2018 - Exhibition Catalogues American Alliance of Museums - Museum Publications Design Competition CATEGORY: Institutions with budgets under $1,000,000 https: //www.aam-us.org/programs/awards-competitions/2018-museum-publications-design-competition-winners-2/ Gold Medal - 2018 - Regional Non-Fiction Books, Mid-Atlantic Independent Publisher Book Awards http: //www.ippyawards.com/130/medalists/2018-medalists-categories-1-42/regional-and-ebook Regional Winner - 2018 - Editorial Books, Midwest PRINT Regional Design Awards To be published in The Best of Design, Spring 2019 Winner - 2018 Creative Quarterly 53 To be published in January 2019

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
On Order. Usually ships in 2-4 weeks
This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 12 copies from $36.66
 
 
 

More About Emil Milan by Craig Edelbrock; Norm Sartorius; Phil Jurus

 
 
 

Overview

- The first publication dedicated to the artist Emil Milan, illustrated with his finest artistic creations- Previously unseen documents and photographs- Rare artwork- The artist is illuminated through stories and interviews from those who knew him best- Milan's life story is woven through American history, including WWII and the American studio craft movement- Midcentury modern designArtist Emil Milan (American, 1922-1985) was a major contributor to the studio craft movement in the 1950s and 60s. He was an innovator in woodworking tools and techniques, and a pioneer in using power tools to boost production. After training to be a sculptor at the Art Students League of New York, he developed and produced a distinctive line of "functional sculpture" - wooden bowls, trays, and serving ware - that captured the essence of Midcentury Modern Design. He stood with now legendary artists and designers like Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, Wendell Castle, Charles Eames, George Nakashima, and Bob Stocksdale (among others) in the most important exhibitions of fine craft in America. His wares were tailored for and sold in high-end retailers such as Hammacher Schlemmer, Saks Fifth Avenue and the original Pottery Barn store in Manhattan. After moving to rural Pennsylvania in 1961, he re-emerged as a teacher, mentor, and role model for dozens of successful artists and woodworkers who found inspiration in his teaching, his methods, and his self-sufficient lifestyle close to nature. After fading into obscurity following his death, this book rekindles awareness and appreciation of this remarkable American artist. AwardsFirst Prize - 2018 - Exhibition Catalogues American Alliance of Museums - Museum Publications Design Competition CATEGORY: Institutions with budgets under $1,000,000 https: //www.aam-us.org/programs/awards-competitions/2018-museum-publications-design-competition-winners-2/ Gold Medal - 2018 - Regional Non-Fiction Books, Mid-Atlantic Independent Publisher Book Awards http: //www.ippyawards.com/130/medalists/2018-medalists-categories-1-42/regional-and-ebook Regional Winner - 2018 - Editorial Books, Midwest PRINT Regional Design Awards To be published in The Best of Design, Spring 2019 Winner - 2018 Creative Quarterly 53 To be published in January 2019


This item is Non-Returnable.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972994385
  • ISBN-10: 0972994386
  • Publisher: Center for Art in Wood
  • Publish Date: May 2018
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 9 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds


Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews