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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.


Bauhaus: a conceptual model edited by Bauhaus-Archiv Berlin/Museum für Gestaltung, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, and Klassik Stiftung Weimar, in cooperation with Museum of Modern Art, New York; with translations by Benjamin Carter, et al. Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz, c2009.

N6868.5.B27 B38 2009 CHM

Contents: This catalogue attempts to provide fresh perspectives on the Bauhaus through an in-depth look at the richness of the school’s concepts and contents, its delight in experimentation, the spectrum of its training, the interdisciplinary work undertaken there, and the character of its communal life. A selection of sixty-eight representative objects organized in roughly chronological order from 1919 to 1933 serves to demonstrate the ways in which the Bauhaus succeeded in uniting so many contrasting voices and in negotiating a condition of constant change.


Art for all: British posters for transport by Teri J. Edelstein, et al. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press, c2010.

NC1849.T7 A78 2010 CHM

Contents: This catalogue explores the evolution of transport posters in twentieth-century Britain. It features the career of Edward McKnight Kauffer, the role of women designers, the printing techniques that brought the designs to life, and the strategies of display developed by the transport systems.


Glimmer: how design can transform your life, and maybe even the world by Warren Berger. New York: Penguin Press, 2009.

NK1520 .B47 2009 CHM

Contents: This book focuses on today’s fascinating world of design, where the formerly distinct disciplines of graphic, product, and social design are undergoing “smart recombinations”. In the cutting-edge studios of Bruce Mau and other visionaries, everything is ripe for reinvention – including how businesses function, children learn, and communities thrive.


Italian art ceramics: 1900-1950  by Valerio Terraroli with collaboration of Paola Franceschini; edited by Maria Conconi; translation by Cristopher "Shanti" Evans. Milano: Skira; New York, N.Y.: Distributed in North America by Rizzoli International, 2007.

NK4103 .T47313 2007 CHM

Contents: This volume, devoted to Italian ceramics produced between the modernist era and the emergence of non-representational art, looks exclusively at pieces created by the artists, architects and designers who over the course of fifty years reshaped the Italian ceramics industry. The volume contains a catalogue of around 500 emblematic pieces including vases, sculptures and decorative objects accompanied by an extensive set of biographies and bibliographies of the artists and factories.


El Lissitzky: design  by John Milner. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Antique Collectors' Club ; New York: ACC Distribution, c2009.   
N6999.L5 M54 2009 CHM

Contents: This book details the life, work and influence of El Lissitsky. His work as a painter, graphic designer, teacher, propagandist, exhibition designer and as an architectural theorist, as put forth in this book, made him an enormously influential individual.


Rethinking the interior, c.1867-1896: aestheticism and arts and crafts, edited by edited by Jason Edwards, Imogen Hart. Surrey, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub. Co., 2010.

NK2043 .R48 2010 CHM

Contents: Analyzing public and private spaces, sacred and secular, this volume poses several historiographic challenges. Drawing on a wide range of feminist theories, this book questions the identification of nineteenth-century interiors as exclusively female or family spaces.

—Elizabeth Broman


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