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The perfect book to grasp the importance of Harry Bertoia’s work – the master of metal who contributed to the iconic furniture of Charles Eames and Knoll, among others. This book traces the thread of his personal and artistic life.

Author : H Twitchell Beverly

Publishing house : Phaidon

Date of Publication : Avril 2019

A celebration of the rich and varied work of Italian-born American artist, designer and metal master, Harry Bertoia. Bertoia: The Metalworker traces his extensive career: his move from Italy to Detroit at the age of 15 and his formative years at Cranbrook; his work in California with Charles Eames and Inter in Pennsylvania designing furniture for Knoll; as well as his artistry in the creation of the iconic and beloved sculptures. Author and art historian Beverly H. Twitchell places Bertoids’ art at the heart of American modernism and illustrates how his diverse practice is thematically united as poetic reflections of nature. From spiritual chapel altarpieces to gilded trees, wire chairs, ethereal monotypes and delicate brooches, this book celebrates the creative genius of modernist master Harry Bertoia.