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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.

Che cosa è il design italiano?: le sette ossessioni del design italiano = What is Italian design?: the seven obsessions of Italian design, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico, Andrea Branzi.

Milano : Triennale : Electa, c2008. Text in English and Italian. Gift of Roma and David Korris .NK1452.A1 C48 2008 CHM

Catalogue of the La Triennale di Milano design museum permanent collection. Includes brief biographies of the artists.

Thinking, objects: contemporary approaches to product design, by Tim Parsons. Lausanne: AVA Academia ; La Vergne, TN : Distributed in the USA/Canada by Ingram, c2009. Gift of Roma and David Korris. TS171 .P37 2009 CHM

Case studies of industrial design. Globalization, technology, the media and the need for a sustainable future are all part of contemporary product design. This guide to product design reveals how designers can learn to read the signals an object sends, interpret meaning, discover historical context and use those messages in their own product designs.

Shapland & Petter Ltd. of Barnstaple: arts & crafts furniture, by Daryl Bennett. [Barnstaple, Devon, England] : Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, 2005. NK2542.S45 B46 2005 CHM

The Arts and Crafts furniture of Shapland and Petter of Barnstaple is now the subject of an authoritative fully illustrated book on the company. The book, which is part of a larger project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has been published by the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon.

Enzo Mari: l'arte del design. Milano : F. Motta, 2008. Text in Italian and English. NK1535.M27 A4 2008 CHM

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Galleria civica d'arte moderna e contemporanea di Torino, GAM, Oct. 29, 2008-Jan. 6, 2009.

Born modern: the life and design of Alvin Lustig, by Steven Heller and Elaine Lustig Cohen. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, c2010. Gift of Roma and David Korris. NK1535.L87 H45 2010 CHM


Born Born Modern showcases the work of the seminal mid-century modernist designer Alvin Lustig. This volume exhibits Lustig's highly influential book jacket designs, architecture and industrial design. Best known for his book covers and interior design, his theories on design education were precursors to the curricula of some of the most renowned design schools today. Lustig lent his ivision and talent to a wide range of legendary projects, from the groundbreaking architecture of 1940s Los Angeles to magazine covers that have become collector's items. Les artisans décorateurs du bois au Faubourg Saint-Antoine sous le règne de Louis XIV d'après les minutes des notaires parisiens by Daniel Alcouffe.  Dijon: Faton, c2008.

American art museum architecture: documents and design, by Eric M. Wolf. New York : W.W. Norton and Co., c2010. NA6696.U6 W64 2010 CHM

Explores all aspects of, and approaches to, museum architecture-the aesthetic, the practical, the innovative, and the functionalWolf examines the gradual development of six major museums: the Frick Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the Menil Collection in Houston, the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Santa Fe, and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Elizabeth Broman and Stephen Van Dyk

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