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Gallery 2

Richard La Trobe-Bateman

making triangles 7 July – 9 September 2012

This exhibition spans 45 years of evolving concerns: from a CATEGORY (domestic furniture developing towards minimum components) to a STRATEGY (the geometry of triangulated structures developing towards minimal materials) to a PROCESS (erecting structures using minimal extra equipment and labour)… Because the objects fulfil practical purposes their actual use demonstrates the efficiency of the structures. These are the intentional ideas that drive me to design; there are no other deliberate ones.

Richard La Trobe-Bateman

The exhibition is the third and final of three contemporary furniture maker exhibitions co-curated by the Crafts Study Centre and Ruthin Craft Centre.

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Publications Richard La Trobe-Bateman Making Triangles

The artist says: this exhibition spans 45 years of evolving concerns: from a CATEGORY (domestic furniture developing towards minimum components) to a STRATEGY (the geometry of triangulated structures developing towards minimal materials) to a PROCESS (erecting structures using minimal extra equipment and labour). Because the objects fulfil practical purposes their actual use demonstrates the efficiency of the structures. These are the intentional ideas that drive me to design; there are no other deliberate ones. Co-curated by the Crafts Study Centre and Ruthin Craft Centre. Essays by Richard La Trobe-Bateman, Fred Baier and David Colwell.

40 pages
Softback
Full colour
210x210mm
ISBN 978-0-9570212-0-4
Language: English

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