So you want to build something…

The Cooper Hewitt Library collects a variety of trade periodicals, especially those dealing with architecture and the building trades. The Architect, builder and woodworker is a journal of industrial art that offers practical and technical information for anyone with the skill and interest in designing a home or other building. We own nearly 100 issues ranging from 1875-1895. Architecture as a profession at this time was just emerging; master builders, draftsmen, and more »

Just One More . . .

The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics, 1809-1815, 1810, Plate opp. p. 182, plate 15, Library reading chairs Yesterday's post, featuring lovely summery damsels was also from this volume, The Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics, 1809-1815.  Looking through additional images from this collection on the Libraries' Galaxy of Images brought me to this great plate featuring library reading chairs. Maybe the Smithsonian Libraries should consider some retro furntiture designs for their reading rooms . . . —Elizabeth Periale

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