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Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Fine
Jacket: None


Grunow, Evelise
HUGO FRANCA: The Story of the Tree
NY: R 20th Century Gallery, 2008

Quarto. Unpaginated. Full of color & b/w photographs. Text in English and Portuguese. Tan linen cloth with brown lettering. Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. The work of the Brazilian designer-maker Hugo Franca, who repurposes hardwood from fallen Pequi trees in Bahia, Brazil, and fashions them into monumental furniture and sculptural works that call to mind George Nakashima, Constantin Brancusi, Isamu Noguchi and Henry Moore in equal parts. This volume presents 20 finished tables, benches and objects alongside documentary photographs of Hugo Franca and his work team as they locate, cut and transport the wood to his studio. Published to accompany Franca's 2008 exhibition at R 20th Century Gallery in New York, it also contains a short essay by Brazilian scholar Evelise Grunow.
Inventory number #011483