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[teacherartexchange] Fwd: Nakashima Complex Listed on National Register of Historic Places Bucks County PA :)

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Date: Sat Nov 08 2008 - 04:45:25 PST


http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=27114

Nakashima Complex Listed on National Register of Historic Places

DOYLESTOWN, PA.- One of Heritage Conservancy's recent projects was the completion a successful National Register of Historic Places nomination for a 20th century building complex—the Solebury Township property of the architect and acclaimed Modern furniture designer and woodworker, George Nakashima, who has been designated a "Living Treasure" by the American Craft Council. Mr. Nakashima, along with his family, and fellow woodworkers created exquisite furniture from richly grained hardwoods.

George Nakashima was born in Spokane, Washington, in 1905 and grew up in the forests of the Olympic Peninsula. He received a Bachelor's Degree in architecture at the University of Washington and a Master's from MIT in 1930.

http://www.michenermuseum.org/bucksartists/artist.php?artist=165

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Nakashima_House,_Studio_and_Workshop

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