David Linley is the current Chairman of Christie’s a world wide Fine Art and collectables auction house. David is also a highly successful designer of bespoke furniture. The Earl of Snowden and the son of Princess Margret, David is best known for his imaginative use of wood, blending traditional British woods, such as oak, with exotic ebony and rosewood species.
David’s book Star Pieces gives an expert’s look at the emotional and intellectual perspective of furniture through twenty ‘golden ages’ of design.
David has lectured around the world at an array of prestigious venues. These include the V&A Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Smithsonian Institute (Washington), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the Art Institute (Chicago), the LA County Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Museum (New York) and the Dallas Museum of Art.
STAR PIECES: THE ENDURING BEAUTY OF SPECTACULAR FURNITURE – buy it here.
This book is the first to take a subject that has previously been represented only in dry histories onto a new and spectacular level, in which furnitures star pieces, whether made in the distant past or in the 21st century, are seen in an entirely fresh light. Drawn from all periods, these exquisite objects chairs, desks, sofas are timeless in their arresting beauty.The books rich and varied illustrations include details of carving, ornamentation and upholstery, views of different styles of furniture used in historic and contemporary interiors, original drawings, and spectacular pieces, both antique and contemporary.
PUBLISHER: Thames & Hudson
PUBLICATION DATE: 9th November 2009