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Irving Harper : works in paper / edited by Michael Maharam.

Other author/creatorHarper, Irving.
Other author/creatorMaharam, Michael.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York : Skira Rizzoli : Distributed by Random House, 2013.
Description176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Portion of title Works in paper
Contents Foreword / Michael Maharam -- Irving Harper's world / Julie Lasky -- Paper sculpture by Irving Harper -- Visits with Irving / Uschi Weissmüller.
Abstract "An intimate monograph of the professional and personal creations of a midcentury design legend... Working as an associate at the office of George Nelson in the 1950s and '60s, Harper was responsible for such icons of midcentury design as the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, and numerous Herman Miller textile designs. Harper's unrecognized contribution to this seminal era of design, and his incredible paper sculptures (made in his spare time to "relieve stress"), are presented for the first time in this book... An essay by design critic Julie Lasky introduces Harper's commercial design work, recognizable designs from graphics to domestic goods to furniture that are still coveted and appreciated today, designed for the offices of Raymond Loewy, George Nelson, and then his own studio Harper + George. The second part of the book documents Harper's extensive paper sculptures, which have never been exhibited. More than three hundred works fill Harper's house and barn in Rye, New York, where this array of fantastical people and animal sculptures was created from modest and inexpensive materials as diverse as spaghetti and toothpicks in addition to paper. Images of Harper's home, filled with furniture and objects of his own design as well as his paper sculptures, offer a rare glimpse into a Modern design enthusiast's paradise."--Publisher's description.

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