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Somerson, Rosanne 1954-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 26 publications in 4 languages and 777 library holdings
Genres: Instructional films  Nonfiction films  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Author
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Most widely held works about Rosanne Somerson
 
Most widely held works by Rosanne Somerson
The art of critical making : Rhode Island School of Design on creative practice by Rosanne Somerson( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the world's leading approach to art and design taught at Rhode Island School of Design. At Rhode Island School of Design students are immersed in a culture where making questions, ideas, and objects, using and inventing materials, and activating experience all serve to define a form of critical thinking - albeit with one's hands - i.e. "critical making." The Art of Critical Making, by RISD faculty and staff, describes fundamental aspects of RISD's approach to "critical making" and how this can lead to innovation
Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material by Rosanne Somerson( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2014 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview with Rosanne Somerson by Rosanne Somerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An interview of Rosanne Somerson conducted 2006 August 7-2007 June 22, by Thomas Michie, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, Rhode Island. In part one of this interview, Somerson speaks of growing up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; attending RISD beginning in 1971; being asked to teach there nine years later; creating a new department of furniture design; tailoring that furniture design program to encompass the development from design to manufacture; introducing materials other than wood into the program; garnering international attention through worldwide exhibits; her first show at the Richard Kagan Gallery in Philadelphia; participating in a group show in New York City for female woodworkers; making connections through the Snyderman Gallery and Pritam and Eames Gallery; working directly with clients on commissioned pieces; the financial stability of teaching; designing a piece for the headquarters of Khon, Peterson Fox, and Conway in New York; the sculptural elements present in many of her works; moving from a small studio in Boston, Massachusetts, to a larger studio in Westport, Connecticut, and finally to a shared studio in Fall River, Massachusetts; the supportive and proud reaction of her children to her work; creating a production company with colleagues and designing furniture for the RISD dormitories; attempting to make these designs both flexible and environmentally-friendly; putting aside teaching for an administrative position in the department; recent travel to Japan, Australia, England, Israel, and France; enrolling in summer programs with art schools like Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine and others; and excitement for her upcoming sabbatical
Guan jian chuang zao de yi shu : Luo de dao she ji xue yuan de chuang zao xing shi jian = The art of critical making by Rosanne Somerson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben shu shi yi ben guan yu qi ye zhan lüe guan li si wei de shu. Shu zhong jie yong shi jie ling xian she ji xue yuan luo de dao she ji xue yuan de du yi wu er de chuang xin pei yang fang fa, Tao lun ru he neng gou zai geng jia guang kuo de fan wei she ji chu neng gou geng shen ceng ci de tan tao si kao qi ye yu ren lei guan xi de wen hua. Zhei zhong wen hua dui yu dang xia mian lin fa zhan ping jing de qi ye zhu huo zhe jing li ren, Ke yi bang zhu ta men cong ling yi ge jiao du jin xing si kao, Zhei zhong si wei fang shi bei cheng zuo"guan jian chuang zao". Shu zhong miao shu le luo de dao she ji xue yuan chang dao de"guan jian chuang zao"ji ben fang mian, Yi ji zhei shi ru he yin fa chuang xin de. Zhei zhong fang shi zai luo de dao she ji xue yuan jing chang bei fan si, Re peng, You shi hai shi tiao zhan
Tage Frid : woodworking profile( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this tape for the Oral Archives Project, Professor Emeritus, Tage Frid, is interviewed by Rosanne Somerson, a professor in the Dept. of Furniture Design at RISD. Tage Frid taught furniture design in the Dept. of Industrial Design, from 1962-1985. Here he discusses his professional career development including his years at RISD. The interview was held January, 1997
Oral history interview with Rosanne Somerson by Rosanne Somerson( Recording )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview of Rosanne Somerson conducted 2006 August 7-2007 June 22, by Thomas Michie, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, R.I
 
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Alternative Names
Rosanne Somerson American woodworker

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サマーソン, ロザンヌ

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