Historical Publications

More than seventy-five titles highlighting the Museum’s collections, published between 1897 and 1987, are available online. Of these, more than 25 titles highlighting the Museum’s collections, published between 1978 and 1987, have been digitized and are freely available.

Prior to becoming a Smithsonian museum, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum was The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Over 50 titles from this period, spanning from The Cooper Union Museum’s inception in 1896 up through 1968, are available. These publications include past museum exhibitions, the annual Chronicles (1935-45, 1948-58), recent acquisitions, and more.

The Greenleaf Collection: Textile Arts from the 16th to the Early 19th Century

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

textiles, textile design, lace making, lace, needlework, embroidery, fashion, Richard Cranch Greenleaf

The Wonders of Thread: A Gift of Textiles from the Collection of Elizabeth Gordon

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

textiles, textile design, permanent collection, recent acquisitions, 20th century, Elizabeth Gordon

Recent Acquisitions by the Cooper Union Museum: A Picture Book in Honor of Calvin S. Hathaway

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

decorative arts, decorative objects, recent acquisitions, permanent collection, survey, Calvin S. Hathaway

Summary Catalogue of Drawings by Identified Italian Architects in the Cooper Union Museum

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Architecture, drawings, architectural drawings, Italian, Italy, scenic design, permanent collection

Creative Craft in Denmark Today: An Exhibition of Contemporary Work Organized by the Danish Handcraft Guild

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Denmark, Danish, Greenland, handicrafts, artisans, decorative arts, textiles, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, wallcoverings, 20th century

The Architect's Eye

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Richard P. Wunder

The Cooper Union Museum Chronicle, Volume 3, No. 4

Architecture, drawings, architectural drawings, permanent collection

Wallpaper: A Picture-Book of Examples in the Collection of the Cooper Union Museum

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

wallpaper, permanent collection, wallcoverings

Cooper Union Museum Gallery Guide to Elements of Design: A Guide to a Permanent Changing Exhibition Suggesting the Nature of the Museum's Collections and the Uses They Serve

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

design education, gallery tour, permanent collection

Current Craft Perspectives: Third Annual Exhibition of Artist-Craftsmen of New York, Inc.

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Artist-Craftsmen of New York

craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans

Method and Style in Restoration

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Christian Rohlfing

Preservation, restoration, National Trust for Historic Preservation, traveling exhibitions

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