photography

Capturing a Decade: Thérèse Bonney


Left: Paris, France, ca. 1925. Annual exhibition of the Primavera design department of Au Printemps department store.   Right: Paris, France, ca. 1926. Copper-color painted figure with necklace of diamonds and sapphires by Dusausoy and dress by Callot-Soeurs.         
Thérèse Bonney, Art Deco, photography, Smithsonian Libraries

Blond Curtain


The work of contemporary Dutch designer Nicolette Brunklaus is filled with narrative and imagination. She often manipulates photography to generate pattern and tell a story, whether printing a wooded forest scene on the interior of a lampshade, or, as in Blond Curtain, digitally printing long blond tendrils on velvet to create a curtain.
Nicolette Brunklaus, digital printing, velvet, photography

Abstracted loom heddles


Eszter Haraszty was head of Knoll’s textile division from 1950 to 1955. She also served as color consultant to Knoll Associates, and frequently collaborated with Herbert Matter on the company’s promotional materials. Her strong color sense had a major impact on the ‘Knoll Look,’ as she moved the company away from the earth tones popular at the time and developed a coordinated palette of bright, clear colors across the entire textile line.
Eszter Haraszty, Knoll Textiles, photography, Color

MA, Space/Time in Japan


This exhibition, designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, consists of nine sections, each expressing an aspect of the ancient Japanese space/time concept of "Ma" through photographic essays, sculptures, and traditional structures, such as the teahouse and the Noh stage.
Japan, Arata Isozaki, Architecture, photography, sculpture, exhibitions

Photography and Architecture: 1839–1939


This exhibition of photographs from the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal chronicles 100 years of architectural photography.
Architecture, photography, traveling exhibitions

Paris Recorded: The Thérèse Bonney Collection


More than 140 photographs by the photojournalist Thérèse Bonney are on display in this exhibition documenting the evolution of design and decoration in Paris, from the watershed Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925 through the early 1930s. These photographs, selected from the Museum's archives, capture the great changes in the Parisian streetscape due to innovative, modernist facades and art deco influences in window displays at stores such as Galeries Lafayette and Bon Marché.  
Thérèse Bonney, 1925 Paris Exposition, France, 20th century, Architecture, interior design, decoration, window treatments, retail, photography, photojournalism, exhibitions

El Nuevo Mundo: The Landscape of Latino L.A.


An exhibition of color photographs taken by Camilo José Vergara documents Latino Los Angeles. Public art is vibrant, front yards are showrooms, and homes are filled with paintings of the mountain vistas and farm animals from immigrants' rural roots. Images of the Virgin of Guadalupe are omnipresent. Taken over the course of more than two decades, these photographs chronicles the development and visual culture of this urban community.
photography, Camilo José Vergara, Los Angeles, exhibitions, Urbanism, cities, latinos