Emil Milan: Midcentury Master

Created by Emil Milan Research Project

The first publication dedicated to Emil Milan: artist, designer, and woodworker who was at the forefront of midcentury modern design. The award-winning Limited Edition version is ONLY available here. Get yours today before they are all gone.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

What awards did your support help us win?
16 days ago – Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 10:41:00 AM

Hello backers,

Emil Milan: Midcentury Master is getting rave reviews from all of its Kickstarter backers. But you aren’t the only ones who appreciate this beautiful publication—your support helped make it award-winning. We are excited to announce four awards we have received to date.

  • First Prize | Exhibition Catalogues | American Alliance of Museums Publications Design Competition
  • Gold Medal | Regional Non-Fiction Books, Mid-Atlantic | Independent Publisher Book Awards
  • Regional Winner | Editorial Books, Midwest Region | Print Regional Design Awards
  • Winner | Creative Quarterly 53 magazine 

Thank you for helping to make this publication such a success.

Give the gift of award-winning design 
If you are trying to find a unique gift this holiday season then the Limited-Edition version with wood slip case is perfect for those who appreciate art, design, craft, woodworking, midcentury modern design, or a great story. See the most recent photos of the book on our website.

FREE SHIPPING
As a special thanks to Kickstarter supporters we are providing free shipping for any Milan books. Order by Dec. 10 in order to receive delivery in time for the holidays.* The Limited-Edition is only available through our online store and less than 50 remain so get yours now before they are all gone.

ORDER NOW

Many thanks,
The Center for Art in Wood
The Emil Milan Research Team

*We use ground shipping to deliver the books from our warehouse in Seattle. If you order by Dec. 10 then you will receive it in time for Christmas. If you order after Dec. 10 but before Dec. 16 you will likely still receive the package in time for Christmas but we cannot guarantee it. The closer you live to Seattle the more likely you will get it in time. The free shipping offer ends after Dec. 10.

Finalize shipping address for Emil Milan book
8 months ago – Thu, May 03, 2018 at 05:46:32 PM

This is it! We’re finally getting ready to ship Emil Milan: Midcentury Master!

We know you are all anxious to receive your books and you will be getting them soon. We will begin shipping out orders by the end of next week. Some of you might receive your books the week of May 14 and we hope that everyone will get their book no later than May 25. (Shipments outside the United States and Canada may come later.)

We will lock down shipping addresses soon. That means you have until Midnight on Friday, May 4 to update your shipping address in your BackerKit survey. You will also be receiving an email from Backerkit with a notice to update your address.

If you need to review your shipping address, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at https://emil-milan.backerkit.com/.

If you haven’t answered your survey yet, you can still fill it out to get your rewards, but your shipment may be delayed.

We can't wait to get you your books.

Thanks,
The Emil Milan Research Team
The Center for Art in Wood

p.s. There is a great review of the book in the current issue of Woodcarving Illustrated magazine so get a copy at your local newsstand today.

Book award and last chance to upgrade
8 months ago – Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 09:32:06 PM

Hello Backers,

We have exciting news. Emil Milan: Midcentury Master has won a book award! The book received a gold medal from The Independent Publisher Book Awards for the best Mid-Atlantic regional non-fiction book. See a full list of the regional winners here.

Just wanted to remind you that we plan to charge cards today at 5PM ET for add-on items you purchased or any additional funds you may owe through BackerKit. Remember that this is only for items purchased through Backerkit, your original Kickstarter order has already been charged.

If you need to review payment information, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at emil-milan.backerkit.com.

Take this chance to upgrade to the Limited Edition before they are all gone.

See photos of the final printed book at wonderfulldesign.com/editions-emil-milan.

We will update you next week on when to expect your books in the mail. We know you are all anxious to receive this beautiful book.

Thank you,
The Emil Milan Research Team
The Center for Art in Wood

Heads up—Charging credit cards for Backerkit orders
8 months ago – Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 07:14:49 AM

Hello Backers!

We're getting close now—the Emil Milan books will be arriving at our distribution center soon and we will begin shipping out individual orders in early May.

Just wanted to give you a little heads up that we plan to charge cards for add-on items you purchased or any additional funds you may owe through BackerKit on Wednesday, April 25. 

IMPORTANT: These are only charges for add-ons or upgrades through Backerkit. Your order through Kickstarter has already been charged and will not be charged again. If you didn't order anything additional through Backerkit then you will not have additional charges.

Make sure that you have the correct card information on file at Backerkit. If any issues arise with your payment you’ll receive an email letting your know to correct your payment information. If you need to review payment information, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at emil-milan.backerkit.com.

Also, once the credit cards are charged then the orders will be locked down so this is your LAST CHANCE to upgrade or add on to your order. There are less than 50 Limited Edition books remaining and when they are gone, they are gone.

See photos of the final printed book at wonderfulldesign.com/editions-emil-milan.

Thank you,
The Emil Milan Research Team
The Center for Art in Wood

Delivery Update and Pop-Up Exhibition with Gallery Talk
9 months ago – Thu, Mar 15, 2018 at 07:20:21 AM

It has been a busy winter and we are excited to report that Emil Milan: Midcentury Master is finished printing and is being prepared for binding and shipment. The printing is beautiful and we were able to upgraded to a higher-end art paper for the body of the book. You are going to love it.

We are still on schedule for books to start delivering to Kickstarter backers at the end of April or early May. We will update you when we have more exact dates.

We are excited to announce a pop-up exhibition and gallery talk event

For those of you in the Philadelphia area you are invited to Join Craig Edelbrock, co-author of Emil Milan: Midcentury Master, for a presentation about the life and work of Emil Milan. Learn about Milan’s woodworking process, methods, and the influence he had on the craft movement in America after WWII. The gallery talk will be followed by a book signing.*

To coincide with the talk, Moderne Gallery will have a limited-engagement pop-up exhibition of Emil Milan artwork from their collection. The exhibition will be on view for only two days so be sure to mark your calendar. The exhibition will include almost 50 artworks and most of them will be available for purchase. For more information about this event visit emilmilan.org.

FREE EVENTS 

Moderne Gallery
111 N 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
USA

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018
12–8PM — Pop-up exhibition of Milan artworks
6–8PM — Gallery talk by Craig Edelbrock followed by a book signing*

FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018
12–9PM — Pop-up exhibition of Milan artworks
5–9PM — First Friday in Old City Philadelphia

We hope to see you all there.

*Unfortunately, Kickstarter backers will not be able to pick up their books at this event. Standard books purchased through Kickstarter include a digital signature plate and all limited edition books are hand-signed by the authors. There is additional production involved in giving our Kickstarter-backed standard books this small detail and coordinating the shipping of your books directly to you. In planning the event, we were able to air freight a small amount of books already completed while the full order of books is being finished and shipped to our fulfillment center. All Kickstarter backers will be receiving their books later in April and we will post another update when we have more accurate dates to share. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We know you are anxious to receive your books. We encourage everyone who can visit Moderne Gallery for this limited engagement to do so. It will be a unique opportunity to see Emil Milan’s work on display, and learn about the artist’s process and methods from the co-author of this extraordinary publication.

Here are some photos of the finished book. Enjoy.

 

Limited Edition version with Cherry veneer wood slip case
Limited Edition version with Cherry veneer wood slip case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks,
The Emil Milan Research Team
The Center for Art in Wood