9780500519400

Plywood

A Material Story

Christopher Wilk


Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9780500519400
Published: July 2017

Price: $60.00

Reserve & Collect

Reserve and collect from your local Harry Hartog shop.

Condition: New

Plywood is an astonishingly versatile material, made by gluing together layers of cross-grained veneers, creating a pliable board that can be stronger than solid wood. Stylish and practical, plywood offers huge possibilities for experimental design, and it has been used to make a wide range of products, from aeroplanes, boats and automobiles to architecture and furniture. This book traces the history of plywood from its use in 18th-century furniture, through its emergence as an industrial product in the 19th century, to a material celebrated by 20th-century modernists such as Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames. An ideal material for the digital age, plywood has become popular again in recent years and is widely used in contemporary design and manufacture.

Produced to accompany an exhibition at the V&A, this book is the first comprehensive study of the history of plywood and its myriad applications throughout the ages, unveiling the stories behind objects that surround us and that we often take for granted.

Details
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN13: 9780500519400
  • Published: July 2017
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Width (mm): 210
  • Height (mm): 255
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): 1220

AVAILABLE IN-STOCK *

This item is on the shelf at the following Harry Hartog shops. Please contact the shop to hold your copy.

* Availability and price subject to change at any time.