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James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints, 204780
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James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints
Highland Item # 204780
Author: Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney


Price : $44.00
Sale Price : $42.00
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James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints. Author, Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney

James Krenov (1920-2009) was one of the most influential woodworking writers, instructors and designers of the 20th century. His best-selling books – starting with “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook” – inspired tens of thousands of people to pick up the tools and build things to the highest standard. Yet, little is known about his life, except for a few details mentioned in his books

After years of research and more than 150 interviews, Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney has produced the first and definitive biography of Krenov, featuring historical documents, press clippings and hundreds of historical photographs. Gaffney traces Krenov’s life from his birth in a small village in far-flung Russia, to China, Seattle, Alaska, Sweden and finally to Northern California where he founded the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program (now The Krenov School)

James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints brims with the details of Krenov’s life that, until now, were known only to close friends and family. While in his 30s, he attends Carl Malmsten’s school and transforms – in just a few short years – into an accomplished woodworker with a national reputation. He then attracts international recognition for his attention to grain, his love of joinery and his sensitive approach to the craft. Eventually Krenov’s words came to America, he publishes “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook” and the woodworking world has never been the same. After the establishment of the College of the Redwoods program in Fort Bragg, California, the word “Krenovian” enters the lexicon of design to describe his type of work and the work of the students that carried on their teacher’s methods.

In addition to biographical details, Gaffney’s book presents a gallery of Krenov’s work from his very early pieces all the way up to the last cabinet he built. Many of these pieces have never been published, and they illustrate how Krenov continued to grow as a designer even after he stopped writing books. Whether you are a furniture maker, a designer or a student of craft history, James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints will deepen your understanding of and appreciation for a man who single handedly changed the course of woodworking.

Like all Lost Art Press books, James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints is produced entirely in the United States. It is printed on heavy 80# coated matte paper for crisp text and superior color reproduction. The pages are sewn and taped to create a permanent binding. And then the pages are attached to cloth-covered boards and wrapped in a thick and durable dust jacket.


Hardback, 312 pages

Product Warnings

WARNING FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA!

This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
For more information, see www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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