|Full title: The Furniture of Rupert Williamson
Hardback; 184 pages
25 x 29 cm
Rupert Williamson is one of the foremost designer-craftsmen of furniture working today. In this extensively illustrated book, he surveys his work from 1962 up to date; his early education at High Wycombe College of Art and Technology and the Royal College of Art and the influences he absorbed, and dividing his work into the various themes or styles which have emerged, explains in detail how his work evolves - developing from sketches, model, CAD, or a combination of these; the choice of materials and the methods of construction.The fully illustrated catalogue of his entire work included here shows its extraordinary range. In all this gives a fascinating insight into the life and work of a furniture designer and maker of rare talent, supporting the view that his work bridges the division between crafts and art.
Christopher Lloyd commissioned a number of pieces of furniture by Rupert Williamson that can be seen at Great Dixter, some of which are discussed and pictured in this fascinating book.