Materials, Craft, and Architecture
Ochsner presents historical background to shop-based courses, including furniture studio; traces the careers of four representative graduates of the program; and suggests implications from this program for architectural education and individual achievement beyond the University of Washington. Eleven students and the projects they created in the winter 2009 studio are profiled, and the book contains a fully illustrated catalogue of exemplary student projects from 1989 to the present. Illustrations and descriptions throughout the book showcase the heirloom-quality projects created by the students, many of which won awards in competitions.
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"Ochsner's book on just one of the studios is enough to give interested future architects the gist. But it's also written for today's architects, maybe nostalgic for architecture school, and for academics, maybe looking to start up a furniture studio at their own school."—Lindsey M. Roberts, Architect Magazine, August 2012
"[R]efreshing. . . . Ochsner's engrossing and lavishly illustrated book. . . reminds us of the importance of craft in architecture. . . .[A]n important monograph. . . . Ochsner's book is certainly well crafted."—Jeremy White, Pacific Northwest Quarterly
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