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New and Notable—Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library

The Libraries would like to highlight some new titles that have been added recently to the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Library.


Boxed and labelled: new approaches to packaging design by Shonquis Moreno; edited by Robert Klanten. Berlin: Die Gestalten Verlag, 2009.

TS195.4 .B69 2009 CHM

Contents: Boxed and Labeled is a comprehensive overview of the most intelligent, innovative, playful and attractive examples of current packaging design. The broad spectrum of packaging is illustrated through an extensive selection of products characterized by cutting-edge graphic design, sassy illustrations, striking typography, careful use of color as well as unique materials.



The Adam brothers in Rome : drawings from the Grand Tour by A.A. Tait; edited by Sandra Pisano. London: Scala, in association with Sir John Soane's Museum, 2008.

NA997.A4 A4 2008 CHM

Contents: This book gives an account of Robert and James Adam’s achievements in making their Grand Tour in Italy. It details the works executed by or collected by the Adam brothers now in the collection of Sir John Soane's Museum, including paintings, drawings and sculpture.


Danish Modern by Andrew Hollingsworth. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, c2008.

NK2585 .H65 2008 CHM

Contents: Introduction: the appeal of Danish modern including Danish modern furniture, roots and development, Global infusions, why Danish modern mixes so well, Cabinetmakers guild: selected designer and cabinetmaker briefs (1927-66), a photo survey: Danish modern in contemporary interiors, and a market guide: the art of collecting.


New green home solutions: renewable household energy and sustainable living by Dave Bonta and Stephen Snyder. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, c2008.

TH4860 .B66 2008 CHM

Contents: Introduction: A better life that includes energy conservation and efficiency,  passive heating and cooling, solar electricity, solar hot water heating, solar space heating, wind power for the home, micro-hydro power, financing, incentives, rebates, and tax credits, and system design and installation.


Once upon a chair: design beyond the icon, edited by Robert Klanten, et al. Berlin : Gestalten, c2009.
NK2399.2 .O53 2009 CHM

Contents: This is an international, up-to-the minute, survey of contemporary furniture design. It examines current trends and presents pioneering examples by the world’s most influential designers and emerging talents.


British design by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. New York: Museum of Modern Art ; Milan: 5 Continents Editions; New York: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, c2010.
TS57 .A43 2010 CHM

Contents: This book details the story of British design as seen through works selected from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.


—Elizabeth Broman

One Comment

  1. That book about green home solutions is going to be a big help to those home owners out there who are looking for efficient systems that can help them save money in the long run. Ever since the sustainable and green designs have emerged, it has become a trend.

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