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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.

Sonia Delaunay. Paris: Artcurial, [1977?] N6853.D347 A4 1977b CHM

On the occasion of the Sonia Delaunay Retrospective 1916-1976 exhibition, Arcturial completed an 18 piece numbered and signed edition of the works pertaining to the “Simultaneous” series, which stood out at the great Exhibition of Decorative Arts.

Hans-Theo Baumann: kunst & design = art & design: 1950-2010, by Hans-Theo Baumann. [Stuttgart] : Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2010. NK5198.B4 H3 2010 CHM


Show synopsis: A publication dealing with outstanding design in everyday use. Baumann views design in industrially mass-produced objects as art that makes itself useful. This book is published to accompany the exhibition 'Hans-Theo Baumann.

Design-driven innovation: changing the rules of competition by radically innovating what things mean, by Roberto Verganti.  Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business Press, c2009. Gift of Roma and David Korris. HC79.T4 V465 2009 CHM


Fascinating examples from leading European and American companies, Roberto Verganti shows that for truly breakthrough products and services, we must look beyond customers and users to those he calls 'interpreters' – the experts who deeply understand and shape the markets they work in.

Gio Ponti a Stoccolma: l'Istituto italiano di cultura C. M. Lerici edited by Fulvio Irace.   Milano: Electa; Roma : Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, Direzione generale per l'architettura e l'arte contemporanea: MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, c2007.

Gift of Roma and David Korris. NA6813.S792 S764 2007 CHM


Well-designed volume on Ponti's Italian Institute of Culture in Stockholm. Italian/English.

German design for modern living: the classics, by Bernd Polster.  Köln: DuMont; London: Merrell [distributor], c2008. Gift of Roma and David Korris.  NK1450.A1 P65 2008 CHM


German Design for Modern Living provides the first broad overview of Germany's ever-evolving tradition of design excellence, from the nineteenth century to the present, in more than 150 detailed product portraits of furniture, lamps, wallpapers, carpets and fireplaces, right down to door handles. This hefty and definitive volume is not only a unique reference book but also a source of inspiration for modern living.

Mobilier français, Consulat et Empire, by Jean-Pierre Samoyault. Paris : Gourcuff Gradenigo, c2009. Gift of Roma and David Korris. NK2548 .S26 2009 CHM


A comprehensive and detailed account of furniture-making under the Consulate and the Empire.

Elizabeth Broman and Stephen Van Dyk

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