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Plywood : a material story / Christopher Wilk with Elizabeth Bisley

Wilk, Christopher. (Author). Bisley, Elizabeth (Author). Victoria and Albert Museum (Host institution).

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School of Architecture TS 870 W55 2017 30007008980335 Stacks Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780500519400 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 240 pages : ill.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Thames & Hudson, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This publication accompanies the exhibition "Plywodd: Material of the Modern World" at the Victoria and Albert Museum from July 15 to November 12, 2017"
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Plywood > Exhibitions.
Furniture making > History > Exhibitions.
Building, Wooden > Design and construction > Exhibitions.
Wood in interior decoration > Exhibitions.
Wood in art > Exhibitions.
Woodwork > Exhibitions.
Wood products > Exhibitions.
Materials > Design > Exhibitions.

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