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Nomadic Furniture

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  6 reviews
A great book on making nomadic furniture
Paperback, 149 pages
Published January 12th 1973 by Pantheon (first published 1973)
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Mar 18, 2011 jess rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011, craft
This book was published in the 1970s and whoa-doggie does it show. Printed in the classical "handwriting" typeface of so many macrobiotic cook books and "build your own hot tub" books I've seen from the same era, this book manages to impart a sense of a lifestyle that, while fleeting, appears to be circling back into popular consciousness. The furniture in this book is designed to assist proper geometric alignment of the human form, to be stylish or at least to make an aesthetic statement, and t ...more
Travis Johns
40 years later, post-apocalypitic furniture suggestions are featured products at IKEA and other large-box container, nightmare meatball dispensaries. Arguably, the best part is when they talk about how the sleeping bag made by the North Face, a small company out of Berkeley, Ca. is the best one on the market... uhmm...

I guess this is what you get when you find a stack of 40 year old architecture books on the street.
Ray A
A long-time favorite I first read in the early '80s. Definitely influenced my furniture preferences, and led me to attempt a few projects :-) Also their lettering style influenced my manual lettering style for technical drawings.
2.5 stars.

This book is extraordinarily dated. A large portion of the projects are built using PVC or Cardboard (or both), and encourages the use of things like waterbeds (HAHAHAHAHAH) or beanbag chairs. It's weirdly like a magazine that someone published into a single book? It's not a book that has step-by-step instructions for specific projects, it just kinda throws a bunch of shit out there, including photos of more expensive designer stuff where basically all it says is "Oh, someone made this
Ben Leavitt
Neat concepts . I designed and built a collapsable display rack for a friend inspired by this.
It's good, but not exactly what I hoped for. I thought this used more recycled material that required less of needing to have a workshop.
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