The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs

by Joseph Cunningham


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Charles Rohlfs ranked among the most innovative furniture makers at the turn of the twentieth century. Praised by the international press and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, his beautiful works grew out of an interesting mix of styles that included Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, and modernism. This book presents the most definitive study to date of this important American designer and craftsman, drawing on new photographs and fresh sources of information. The book covers topics including the contribution of Rohlfs’ wife (mystery novelist Anna Katherine Green) to his designs; the source of Rohlfs’ idiosyncratic motifs; his influence on Gustav Stickley’s designs; his commissioned interiors, and his efforts at self-promotion and marketing. The book also features a complete set of unpublished period illustrations of more than seventy works. This beautiful book was published in 2008 in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Milwaukee Art Museum and four other institutions between June 2009 and January 2011, and presents full-page color photos of the many important Rohlfs pieces in the exhibition. The book is lavishly illustrated with 321 color and 16 black and white photographs.  Originally published at $65.00.

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by Joseph Cunningham


Hardcover; 282pp