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Intelligent Design

An economic downturn disrupted the American marketplace, and unemployment reached double digits. Urban dwellers retreated to the country, embracing a simple and moral work ethic, and sought a path to a better life by working on farms and making things … Continue reading

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Furniture as Sculpture

Artists who gravitate from one medium to another, take heart. American Modernist and founder of the American Studio Furniture Movement Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) worked his way through painting, ceramics, woodblock printing, illustration, frame making, and designing posters and theater sets … Continue reading

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