many people contentment and fulfillment are found through the skill
of their own hands. The 29 craftpeople featured in this book have
given up weekly paychecks, pensions, and security for freedom to create
their own dreams. The result is beautiful furniture, each piece the
unique product of furniture maker's creativity and skill.
Wharton Esherick, James Krenov, Sam Maloof, and George Nakashima,
who serve as the first generation of modern creators of craft furniture,
it continues with 25 contemporary furniture makers who carry on the
tradition today. A biography of each is given along with examples
of their work. This book will delight and inspire designers, collectors,
and anyone who is passionate about handcrafted furniture.