Mortise & Tenon Magazine celebrates the preservation, research and restoration of historic furniture. Its multi-disciplinary approach brings together the perspectives of furniture makers, conservators and scholars to span woodworking past and present, with focus on pre-industrial tools and methods.
To commemorate the 2016 launch of the magazine, M&T editors have compiled the first three issues into a book, making available the content of the sold-out early issues and adding new material that highlights the magazine’s vision and purpose into the future.
In a foreword, Christopher Schwarz of Lost Art Press recounts sharing advice and insights on magazine publishing. Joshua Klein tells the magazine’s origin story, from the vision of bridging woodworking, conservation and scholarship disciplines to current initiatives in publishing, research and education.
Jim McConnell analyzes the role of the early issues in making period furniture and craft traditions accessible to a wider audience beyond specialized fields, and Michael Updegraff looks at the progress of M&T from the third issue onward, with an eye to new ideas and projects under development.
Printed on matte-coated paper and richly illustrated with color photos, this book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in pre-industrial handcraft and a must-have for M&T enthusiasts who want to add the first three issues to their collection.
Hardcover, 18" × 12", 496 pages, 2021.