A rich collection of imagery explores the actual homes of three of the most esteemed wood artist/craftsmen of the modern era: Wharton Esherick, Sam Maloof, and George Nakashima. Tour the private homes of these masters and compare their invations and vision through the medium of their own homes, gardens, and work areas. Step into their environments, where aesthetics are most accurately realized. You'll delight in Esherick's humble mountaintop home where straight lines were purposefully forbidden, and Maloof's sprawling California home that expresses his inexhaustible creativity and industriousness. Nakashima's home is a harmonious marriage of Japanese influences with Pennsylvania's rich natural resources. This book is a must-have for devotees of these artists, as well as aspiring woodworkers who want tutelage from the top.
Photographer Steven P. Whitsitt travels the United States, documenting the work of top-end designers. Tina Skinner has authored numerous books on home design and architecture.