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Plywood: A Material Story


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Introduction * 1. Plywood Becomes Plywood (antiquity-c. 1900) * 2. Manufacturing Plywood (1807-c. 1910) * 3. The Veneer Problem (1850s-1930s) * 4. Plywood Flies and Fights (1911-1945) * 5. Building the Modern World (1920s-1940s) * 6. Plywood Shows its Face (1945-1980s) * 7. The Fall and Rise of Plywood (1960s-today)

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Published in association with the V&A, a comprehensive history of plywood, from its use in 18th-century furniture to its popularity in the digital age

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Christopher Wilk is Keeper of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is the author of books on Marcel Breuer, Frank Lloyd Wright and on the Thonet furniture company.


'Surprisingly gripping ... the story of plywood [...] has more plot developments and sudden changes of fortune than a 19th-century novel' - Apollo

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