Cooper-Hewitt - Mechanical book: What a Surprise

Mechanical book: What a Surprise This book contains images that dissolve and transform into others to illustrate a series of fairy tales, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Ernest Nister, a German printer working in Nuremberg, developed several such movable books in the 1890s. Written by Constance M. Lowe Paper engineering by Ernest Nister Published by Ernest Nister and E. P. Dutton & Co. London, England, and New York, NY, ca. 1900 Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Z1033.T689 L69 1900
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Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: Popeye with the Hag of the Seven Seas

Pop-up book: Popeye with the Hag of the Seven Seas American cartoonist Elzie Crisler Segar developed Thimble Theater, a series featuring Olive Oyl, Caster Oyl, and (later) Popeye, for the New York Journal in 1919. This beautifully illustrated pop-up book is one of several published by Pleasure Books in the 1930s that were inspired by comic strips. Created by Elzie Crisler Segar (18941938) Published by Pleasure Books Chicago, IL, ca. 1935 Smithsonian Institution Libraries. PN6728 .T5S45 1935
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Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: The Pop-up Pinocchio

Pop-up book: The Pop-up Pinocchio Originally written as a fairy tale by Carlo Collodi in 1883, the story of Pinocchio comes alive in this colorful pop-up edition created by paper engineer and illustrator Harold Lentz. He illustrated and created several such pop-ups in the 1930s for Blue Ribbon Books and Pleasure Books. Written by Carlo Collodi (18261890) Adapted and illustrated by Harold B. Lentz Published by Blue Ribbon Books New York, NY, 1933 Smithsonian Institution Libraries. PZ8 .C7Po 1933
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Cooper-Hewitt - Pop-up book: Puss in Boots

Pop-up book: Puss in Boots The adventures of this resourceful and loyal master cat appear in various folktales throughout Europe. The best known is Le Chat Botté, written by Charles Perrault in 1697. Illustrator C. Carey Cloud and paper engineer Harold Lentz collaborated to create this dramatic pop-up edition. Originally written by Charles Perrault (16281703) Adapted and illustrated by C. Carey Cloud and Harold B. Lentz Published by Blue Ribbon Press New York, NY, 1934
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Children's Room Decoration

The early years of the twentieth century were the high point in children’s room decoration. The Industrial Revolution brought about increased wealth, and children were given their own rooms for the first time.
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Illustrated Children’s Books from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection

Over the past several weeks, I explored the Cooper-Hewitt Museum Design Museum Library’s collection of illustrated children’s books as part of the Arts Intern program through Studio in a School.
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Armadillo Suits, Soil Lamps, Folded Bikes, Oh My!

This year the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Triennial: Why Design Now? explores topics of sustainable design. Current global climate changes and economic slumps have provided a platform for designers to create even more innovative works to aid the world around us
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Every Child Should Know About Design

I wish all children in the United States could know about design and have some experience of it before they reach high school age, and that design could be an option in the curriculum during the high school years, so that they could be aware of the value of design thinking in solving problems, or build a portfolio to apply for a design program at University level if they want.
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