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Stairway to Modernism: Thérèse Bonney Collection


Upon first glance it is difficult to tell if we are looking up or down this spiral staircase.  Clean lines intersect with natural light, casting shadows that create a deceptive flattening effect from this vantage point. What appear to be stairs descending counterclockwise with no railing is actually the underside of the staircase designed to mimic the stairs above.   
Art Deco, modernism, Robert Mallet-Stevens, paris, Architecture, staircase, photograph

Quicktake: Rodarte - Behind the Scenes Part 2


Before any mannequin dressing begins, proper museum protocol regarding the intake of objects must be followed. The process generally goes like this: First, the boxes or crates are opened in a clean and secure gallery or room that has environmental controls (including a specific relative humidity and temperature).
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Behind the Scenes of Multiple Choice: from Sample to Product


Exhibitions are hard work. At Cooper-Hewitt they are planned years in advance and involve several departments cooperating towards a common goal of creating the best exhibition possible
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