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Download Cowboy High Style: Thomas Molesworth to the New West epub

by Elizabeth Clair Flood




Bow-legged cowboys, buffalo silhouettes, bucking horses, Indian tepees, a antlered elk - all icons that symbolize the rugged West. These, plus sensuous natural woods, vibrant leathers and colorful woven wool fabrics, are the raw materials of western casual elegance.The western decorative style first became fashionable in the 1930s and 1940s, when dude ranches and lodges were among the most popular tourist destinations. Many of these retreats were outfitted by Cody, Wyoming, furniture maker Thomas C. Molesworth, who worked mainly with swollen burls, rich leathers, and vibrant Chimayo weavings, to create the sturdy, streamlined furniture for which he has become famous. By adding romantic western and wildlife motifs to the furniture pieces through detailed wood carvings or paintings, Molesworth promoted a high style of furnishings that captured the spirit of the West.Today, that once-urban dream is fast becoming an urban reality. As romance with the Old West sweeps the country and takes its place as the design style of the decade, old western furniture pieces are in high demand. And a new crop of furniture makers, inspired by Molesworth and the Arts and Crafts tradition, are expanding the western dream to meet the vision of the nineties.In readable commentary, Elizabeth Flood captures the entrepreneurial and artistic spirit of Thomas Molesworth and introduces the contemporary furniture and accessory makers who are pushing the western style ahead in both craftsmanship and design.
Download Cowboy High Style: Thomas Molesworth to the New West epub
ISBN: 0879054832
ISBN13: 978-0879054830
Category: Home
Subcategory: Home Improvement & Design
Author: Elizabeth Clair Flood
Language: English
Publisher: Gibbs Smith; 1st edition (November 1, 1992)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1971 kb
FB2 size: 1322 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 173
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Micelhorav
A $40 book for pennies. It arrived in perfect condition from the seller. This book is full of timeless hand crafted furniture from not only Thomas Molesworth but many other newer artists. The pieces are set in beautiful colorful rooms. The photographs are large and very detailed. The text gives an overview of the start of Thomas Molesworth and other rustic furniture makers. It is a wonderful book to look at numerous times.
Levaq
This book was interesting. It just scratched the surface of the subject of Molesworth's furniture. I see though this was the inspiration that got the next coffee table book which is comprehensive on the subject by Winchell. This is a start in the right direction but as noted light on content.
Darkshaper
Wonderful ideas and examples of western/cowboy interiors for every room of the house. Great index in the back of the book. However, the authors should have included where to buy and or locate the different pictured products next to the items for easy access!
Thordira
Super book, had the information that I was looking for.
Sha
Very interesting and informative book by Lisa Flood. She did a lot of research putting this book together, and getting to know all of the artisans she featured in it. Nicely written, beautiful photographs. Fun reading if you like the "Cowboy Highstyle Life".
Cerana
Great
Fato
Very nice
The pictures are high quality and provide a real sense of "Cowboy Country." The listings on the back of the book provide all the manufacturers, retailers that you can contact to order cowboy artifacts. I had been searching for a book with a Ralph Lauren look to decorate our new home. The information and history was very interesting and informative.