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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.

21st century design: new design icons from mass market to avant-garde, by Marcus Fairs. London : Carlton, 2006. Gift of Roma and David Korris. NK1397 .F35 2006 CHM


A fully up-to-date comprehensive survey of the cutting-edge design landscape, guiding the reader through the often bewildering array of contemporary movements, styles and trends and identifying the most important designers working in the world today. Architecture — Interiors — Furniture — Lighting — Homeware — Products — Clothing and accessories — Visual communication — Urban and landscape

The architecture of knowledge: the library of the future = De architektuur van kennis: de bibliotheek van de toekomst. Rients Dijkstra …[et al.]  Rotterdam : NAi Publishers, 2010.

Gift of Roma and David Korris. Z679 .A69 2010 CHM


What will the library of the future look like? In an age in which information and communication are everywhere and the boundaries between producers and consumers of information are increasingly blurred, the question of what a public library might represent is urgent. The notion of a classical library in an academic environment with a formal collection and a permanent staff is already wavering. The Architecture of Knowledge offers new insights into this bastion of public knowledge and collective memory as well as fascinating prospects for its future. This publication and its content is largely the product of the lecture series and workshop 'The Architecture of Knowledge (TAOK)' held at the NAI in Rotterdam in the summer of 2009, in close collaboration with the Netherlands Association of Public Libraries.

Wallpaper, by Michael Lech.  Sydney : Historic Houses Trust (HHT), c2010. NK3490.A1 L43 2010 CHM


Since the 1840s, fashions in wallpaper have come and gone in Australia. This book celebrates our long, on-off love affair with wallpaper, showcasing over 60 historic examples from the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales.

Sustainable fashion and textiles: design journeys, by Kate Fletcher.  London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2008. Gift of Roma and David Korris. TT507 .F583 2008 CHM


This design handbook presents a new vision of sustainability in the fashion and textile sector based on design thinking and practice. It brings together information about lifecycle environmental impacts, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation, and frames them in a sustainability context. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainable fashion and textiles, and sets out a broader, more inter-connected and forward-looking picture drawing on ideas of human needs, industrial ecology, speed and rhythms, and participatory actions, as well as knowledge of materials.

Bauhaus conflicts, 1919-2009: controversies and counterparts, [editor, Philipp Oswalt (Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau)  Ostfildern, Germany : Hatje Cantz, c2009. Gift of Roma and David Korris. N332.G33 .B4253 2009 CHM


This catalogue is published in conjunction with exhibitions commemorating the ninetieth anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus: modell bauhaus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, July 22 – October 4, 2009, and Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 8, 2009 – January 18, 2010.

Exploring materials: creative design for everyday objects, by Inna Alesina and Ellen Lupton.  New York: Princeton Architectural Press, c2009. TA403.6 .A447 2009 CHM


An action-oriented, accessible guide to design thinking that addresses both the how and why of product design. It encourages designers to look beyond the abstraction of pure forms or the whimsy of virtual objects, and instead to make and test real objects in a studio environment.

—Elizabeth Broman and Stephen Van Dyk

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