BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20091009T000000Z DTEND:20091224T000000Z DESCRIPTION:From press release:\n\n<em><strong>A groundbreaking exhibition: the first to focus exclusively on George Nakashima's early years and work s that were the basis for his artistic development</strong></em>\n<em><str ong></strong></em>\nFocusing on the master craftsman's development during the first 20 years of his oeuvre\, a historic exhibit titled&nbsp\;<strong >"Early Furniture by George Nakashima\, 1936-1956: The Architect Designs"< /strong>&nbsp\;will be presented&nbsp\;<strong>at Philadelphia's Moderne G allery from October 9 &ndash\; December 24\, 2009</strong>\, 111 N. Third Street\, Philadelphia\, PA 19106. (<em><a href="http://www.modernegallery. com/"></a></em>).\n\nThis groundbreaking exhibit pro mises to make a major contribution to the field\, tracing the developments of George Nakashima's early years as he began to form his unique vision. While many people know Nakashima's mature work\, the striking natural wood forms with raw edges and organic shapes\, few are aware of his beginnings and the evolutionary thinking that informed his original woodworking.\nTr ained as an architect\, Nakashima produced work in this early period that laid the foundation for his transformation into a master woodworker and fu rniture designer.&nbsp\;<strong>"Early Furniture by George Nakashima\, 193 6-1956: The Architect Designs"</strong>&nbsp\;provides an insightful under standing of the innovative furniture designs that led to Nakashima's initi al success and to his international recognition in the worlds of art and d esign\, during his lifetime and since his death in 1990.\nOne of the truly formative furniture designers of the 20th Century\, George Nakashima led the way and influenced all who came after him by forging a unique and unpr ecedented body of work. He is a central figure in "reinventing design" in the 20th Century\n\n<strong>For more info see<em><a href="http://www.moder"></a></em></strong> SUMMARY:Early Furniture by George Nakashima\, 1936-1956: The Architect Desi gns URL:/en/events/2009/10/09/early-furniture-by-george-nakashima-1936-1956-th/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR