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Author Wilk, Christopher, author.

Title Plywood : a material story / Christopher Wilk with Elizabeth Bisley.

Publication Info. New York : Thames & Hudson : Victoria and Albert Museum, 2017.


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Description 240 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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Note Published to accompany the exhibition "Plywood : Material of the Modern World", held at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 15 July - 12 November 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-231) and index.
Summary 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. Exhibition: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom (15.07. - 12.11.2017).
Contents Plywood becomes plywood (antiquity-c.1900) -- Manufacturing plywood (1807-c.1910) -- The veneer problem (1850s-1930s) -- 'Plywood flies and fights' (1911-1945) -- Building the modern world (1920s-1940s) -- Plywood shows its face (1930s-1980s) -- The fall and rise of plywood (1960s-today).
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.
Building, Wooden -- Design and construction. (OCoLC)fst00840952
Furniture making. (OCoLC)fst00936572
Materials -- Design. (OCoLC)fst01011799
Plywood. (OCoLC)fst01067495
Wood in art. (OCoLC)fst01179303
Wood in interior decoration. (OCoLC)fst01179306
Wood products. (OCoLC)fst01179332
Woodwork. (OCoLC)fst01179877
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Bisley, Elizabeth, author.
Victoria and Albert Museum, host institution.
ISBN 0500519404 (hardcover)
9780500519400 (hardcover)

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