This book tells in his own words about the life and work of Sam Maloof, a man with intense creative talent and profound artistic vision who devoted his life to making twentieth-century furniture. As with true great art, everything Sam Maloof makes seems simple. His furniture has a clear rhythm and flow, a bright vitality that eludes analysis. His technical mastery of woodworking is coupled with mature, strongly personal artistic expression. He has set the standard for his craft in North America and the world. The book includes photos, drawings, and chronology.