Berry, John R. London, Thames & Hudson, 2005.
English, good hardcover quarto 9 1/4” x 12 1/4”, 242 pp.
A Good hardcover quarto 9 1/4” x 12 1/4”. Tan cloth over boards, engraved dolphin design to front, white embossed title to spine, dark gray pastedown, black-and-white photograph of chairs from the 1949 Herman Miller catalog to title page, showing very minimal shelf-wear, slight rubbing to head and tail, some sunning to top edge, very minimal edgewear on bottom edge to front and back, else clean, intact and binding tight. Dust jacket has a full-color photograph of chairs with white lettering to front, black and white photograph with white lettering to back, blue and white lettering to spine, black gate folds, very minimal wear to edges and tips, now protected by a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Replete with over 260 illustrations in color and black and white. 242 pp. Timeline, Photo Credits, Book References and Index. Excerpt from Foreword: “As chronicled by John Berry, the remarkable company Herman Miller is replete with examples of the facilitation of human engagement and relationship, always beginning with people--one by one and then in groups. As Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller’s first head of design, declared, the most important thing in the room is not the furniture--it’s the people.”