Louise Brigham and the Early History of Sustainable Furniture Design

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Download Louise Brigham and the Early History of Sustainable Furniture Design written by Antoinette LaFarge in PDF format. This book is under the category History and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 3030323404/9783030323400. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.

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Louise Brigham and the Early History of Sustainable Furniture Design (PDF) reveals how Brigham forged a singular career for herself that incorporated working in the American and European settlement movements; publishing a book of box furniture designs; running carpentry workshops in New York; and founding a company that provided some of the earliest ready-to-assemble furniture in the United States.

This ebook Louise Brigham and the Early History of Sustainable Furniture Design is the best on the subject. During the Progressive Era; a time when the field of design was headed almost entirely by men; a mainly forgotten activist and teacher named Louise Brigham became a forerunner of sustainable furniture design. With her ingenious system for building cheap but sturdy “box furniture” out of recycled materials; she intended to bring good design to the urban working class. As Antoinette LaFarge demonstrated; Brigham forged a singular career for herself that incorporated working in the American and European settlement movements; publishing a book of box furniture designs; running carpentry workshops in New York; and founding a company that provided some of the earliest ready-to-assemble furniture in the United States. Her work was a reverberating critique of capitalism’s waste and an assertion of new values in design—values that stand at the core of today’s open and green design movements.

Review

“A fascinating life; told with emphasis on historical contexts; an awareness of the ingenuity of Brigham’s design; and a great deal of narrative flair. Brigham’s modular; upcycled furniture built from cast-off boxes in the early twentieth century reflects the dynamism of this period in terms of progressive design; and the close connection between a social mission and design.” (Stephen Knott; Lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies; Kingston University; UK)

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book-author

Antoinette LaFarge

publisher

Palgrave Pivot

file-type

PDF

pages

131 pages

language

English

asin

B07ZQMGLKY

isbn10

3030323404

isbn13

9783030323400

Table of contents


Table of contents :
Front Matter ….Pages i-xviii
Introduction: Adventures of a Scrap Artist (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 1-11
The Limits of Education (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 13-24
Box Furniture (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 25-48
The Social Program (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 49-65
The Home Thrift Association (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 67-75
Ready-to-Assemble Furniture (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 77-83
Vanishing Act (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 85-90
Caycean Disciple (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 91-98
The Contemporary Context (Antoinette LaFarge)….Pages 99-112
Back Matter ….Pages 113-131

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