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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.

FaienceHistoire de la faïence fine française, 1743-1843 : le triomphe des terres blanches  by Christian Maire. Le Mans : Éditions de la Reinette, [2008]  NK4305 .M25 2008 CHM

This book accompanies the exhibition" French earthenware: Birth of an Industry, 1743-1843 "Sevres, National Ceramics Museum, October 22, 2008 to February 23, 2009.

Designdesign DesignDesign : furniture & lights by Oscar Asensio. New York : Abrams, 2007. Gift of Roma and David Korris.  NK2399.2 .A8413 2007 CHM

What constitutes good design? Is it form? Is it function? Is it tradition? This title leads the reader on a tour of the furniture designs of the 20th century, from chairs and sofas to end tables and coffee tables to beds to lamps. It provides a survey of contemporary designs for the home and office.


FotoFoto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945 by Matthew S. Witkovsky. Washington, DC : National Gallery of Art in association with Thames and Hudson, c2007. TR653 .W58 2007 CHM

In the 1920s and 1930s, photography became an immense phenomenon across Central Europe. This book presents the work of approximately one hundred individuals whose creations exemplify the potential of photography in the region between the two World Wars.

 Guglielmo Ulrich by Luca Scacchetti. Milano : F. Motta, 2009. NK2562.U47 A4 2009 CHM


Over 800 images, featuring drawings and sketches of Guglielmo Ulrich's production of furniture pieces, never before published.


BaroqueBaroque, 1620-1800 : style in the age of magnificence  edited by Michael Snodin and Nigel Llewellyn ; assisted by Joanna Norman. London : V & A Pub. : New York : distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 2009. Gift of Michael Snodin. N6415.B3 A4 2009 CHM

Published to accompany a major V&A exhibition, beautifully illustrated and international in its scope, Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence is an indispensable work of reference, and an enlightening investigation into the nature and significance of one of the most fascinating phases of Western Art. 

Sustainable design : towards a new ethic in architecture and town planning
by Marie-Helene Contal. Basel : Birkhäuser, 2009. Gift of Roma and David Korris.  NA2542.36 .C65 2009 CHM

The Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine and Jana Revedin created the international Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, which honors architects who have specifically excelled in the area of sustainability." "This book documents the work of the prizewinners for 2007 and 2008.

Elizabeth Broman and Stephen van Dyk

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