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Easy-to-build Adirondack Furniture

RRP $7.95

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Building Adirondack furniture is a time-honored craft. Sturdy and rustic, this furniture can be a beautiful addition to any indoor decor, although it's most often used to set the scene outdoors. There, the furniture is subjected to a lifetime of abuse. Yearly it moves from somewhere hidden away (probably dark and musty winter storage) to front-and-center on the summer stage. Now, hour after hour it is beaten on by intense UV light, drenched in driving rains, then fried again in the summer sun.

Through it all, the furniture patiently endures--ever handsome, ever inviting, ever lasting. To survive summertime abuse and the semiannual ritual of being dragged into and out of storage, outdoor furniture must be sturdy, rugged, and well built--all qualities that epitomize Adirondack pieces.

This bulletin contains instructions for building an Adirondack chair, matching footstool, companion side table, and Westport chair (an ancestor of the modern-day slatted Adirondack chair). Each project will take the moderately skilled carpenter less than a day to fabricate; for the beginner, maybe a weekend.
Learn how to choose the right lumber and hardware, complete with instructions for table, footstool, and the Westport chair.


Outdoor Studies

RRP $16.99

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From the Author's PREFACE.
THE years that intervene between the primary and the high school, for all of which nature study is now prescribed, cover a very wide period of mental development. For the earlier years of that period there is now no lack of books, offering object lessons, guides to random observations, stories of common things interweaving facts with interesting fancies to the edifying of imaginative childhood. This little book is intended to supply for the later years of that period a few lessons of greater continuity, calling for more persistence of observation, and introducing a few of the simpler of our modern conceptions of nature at large. These lessons presuppose some years of experience of life and some previous training in observation. They are not given as stories, nor for the sake of language lessons primarily, but for the sake of the interest and educative value of the facts and phenomena of nature which they set forth.
In writing them I have had in mind the boys and girls more than the teachers. I have written of things I would have the pupils see and do and think about, and I trust no teacher will undertake to do all the seeing and doing and thinking for them. I hope the suggestions for field study will be found so simple and explicit that pupils may follow them individually and at home whenever desirable. Not the least of my objects has been to pave the way for more intelligent and profitable text-book work in the high school, and I am well assured that that work will be better done for the insight gained from studies such as these.
Wherever a plant or animal is discussed in the following pages a number is inserted in the text, referring to a corresponding number in a list of scientific names, which has been relegated to the end of the book lest the big names frighten any one. These names will at least help teachers to use the indexes of whatever scientific literature may be available for reference.
To Mr. A. D. MacGillivray I am indebted for determining the names of a number of insects. Mrs. J. H. Comstock and Miss Anna A. Schryver have helped me with valuable suggestions as to the subject matter. I have, as ever, to acknowledge the assistance of my wife, Anna Taylor Needham, in the preparation of the drawings. A number of insects are figured for the first time and all the cuts are new.
This little book, simple and elementary as it is, represents an amount of labor that is only justified by my faith in the future of nature studies and in the educating and refining influence they are yet to exert both in school and out.


A Passion For Jean Prouve - From Furniture To Architecture

RRP $390.00

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The esteemed collectors Laurence and Patrick Seguin first discovered the work of Jean Prouve in the late 1980s, and were quick to embrace his entire aesthetic vision, from architectural design to furniture. "There is no difference between constructing a piece of furniture and constructing a building," Prouve once famously said, and the Seguins have modeled their collection around his stance, becoming major advocates and disseminators of his work in France. This gorgeously produced volume, which presents the Seguins' Prouve collection for the first time, consequently provides a comprehensive overview of their holdings. An entire chapter is devoted to Prouve works at the Seguins' Paris residence. Other sections include an examination of Prouve's relevance to contemporary art; a chapter on Prouve's Aluminum Metropole House, a structure that exemplifies the brilliance of Prouve's architectural work; and a survey of around 40 pieces, most of which are prototypes or rarities, from the armchair designed for the University of Nancy in 1932, to the light armchair created for the University of Antony in 1954, to the African furniture. These are supplemented by archival documents (sketches, models, photographs, etc. and detailed analysis. Also included is a wealth of photo-documentation of the exhibition this volume accompanies, held at the famous former Fiat building in Turin, Italy--once described by Le Corbusier as "one of the most impressive sights in industry" and recently rebuilt into a modern shopping/cultural complex by Renzo Piano, a longstanding admirer of Prouve.Equally admired for his work in furniture, metalwork and architecture, Jean Prouve (1901-1984) is one of the most influential designers of the early modern design movement. His innovative chairs, desks, lamps and shelves have long been collector's items.



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