Todd Merrill Publications
Todd Merrill has self-published catalogues for both his twentieth-century artists and his Studio Contemporary artists. In 2008, Rizzoli published Merrill’s book, Modern Americana: Studio Furniture from High Craft to High Glam, now a seminal work on late twentieth-century American studio furniture.
Please contact the gallery for more information on publications.
Modern Americana: Studio Furniture From High Craft to High Glam (2008 / 2018)
In the current world of twentieth-century design collecting, the trend has shifted away from accessible, mass-manufactured modernist furniture and toward designs that were custom-made or produced in very limited editions, with emphasis on American studio design of the 1940s to the 1990s. Copies of the book can be ordered through the gallery.
James Mont: The King Cole Penthouse
The first book devoted to James Mont, the iconic American mid-century interior and furniture designer. He established his reputation in America for creating custom clandestine bars during Prohibition for Hollywood stars and East Coast mobsters. By the mid-1930s, he had a thriving design business based in New York City.
When creating his bronze and steel sculptures and furniture, Magakis looks to ancient metal arts, modern architecture and sculpture, and the American Studio Craft Movement for inspiration. His distinct approach to design produces bold and dense geometric forms that exude a Modernist elegance and buoyancy.