Maloof at 90: An American Woodworker.
Sam Maloof was an internationally acclaimed woodworker of the 20th century.
Maloof at 90: An American Woodworker is a softcover book by Gene Sasse. The introduction was written by President Jimmy Carter. This book was printed in Asia by Star Print Brokers.
From the Foundation website:
Sam Maloof is acknowledged as one of the finest woodworkers of our time. As a leader of the California modern arts movement, he designed and produced furniture infused with profound artistic vision for more than half a century until his death in 2009.
The artist’s work was the subject of a prestigious retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery in 2001. It is part of their permanent collection. His furniture is in some of the most important private collections in the nation. It is in the permanent collections of the Boston Museum of Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many other fine museums. In 1985, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He later received honorary doctorates from the Rhode Island School of Design, and other institutions of higher learning.
Sam and Alfreda
Alfreda [Sam’s wife], an artist, teacher and former Director of Arts and Crafts at the Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, between 1938 – 1941. She met and married Sam while completing her MFA at Scripps College. Alfreda inspired Sam in his work and managed the woodworking business until her death in 1998.
Central to Sam’s work and life is the sprawling hand-built residence and adjoining woodshop. Nestled in a lemon grove near the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California, the residence is filled with his furniture. It also houses one of America’s outstanding arts and crafts collections.
The Foundation for Arts and Crafts
The mission of the Foundation for Arts and Crafts is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation, and is to perpetuate excellence in craftsmanship. It encourages artists, and also makes available to the public the treasure house that this woodworker and his wife lovingly created.
The Foundation store items may be ordered by telephone. The store carries books about this famed woodworker. Additionally, ceramics, rugs and wooden art available for purchase only at the bookstore.
In conclusion, you can buy the book at the Foundation website. To place an order for items call between 9 AM – 3 PM Pacific Time: (909) 980-0412.