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"Published by the Clark Art Institute on the occasion of the exhibition Orchestrating Elegance: Alma-Tadema and Design, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, June 4-September 4, 2017."
Samuel Chan's work draws inspiration from both Western craftsmanship ideals and Eastern aesthetic purity, balancing beautiful form with practical function. In this book, photographs of his contemporary timber furniture illustrate his finest designs and projects over a 25-year career.
The Wittgenstein Vitrine, a monumental silver and gemstone-encrusted cabinet, is one of the most important and complex works produced by Austria's Wiener Werkstatte. Kevin W. Tucker weaves together a fascinating portrait of the vitrine, examining its stylistic origins and context, the powerful Wittgenstein family, and Vienna during its apogee of...