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Johann Jakob Schübler

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Born, Nuremberg 1689. Died, Nuremberg 1741. German mathematician, inventor, furniture designer who published books on perspective and carpentry. His designs were first published in Augsberg before 1720 and re-issued in twenty editions. His most sucessful and influential book was "Werk"published in parts between c.1715 and c.1730. Each set of six prints covered a different subject such as canopied beds, cabinets, chimney pieces, writing desks and dressing tables, clock-cases, tables and chairs, vases and garden ornaments. The designs reflect the contemporary German taste for heavy Baroque style.