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The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource


This in-depth presentation of of close to 1,000 objects endeavors to capture the richness and variety of the Museum's permanent collection through a series of changing gallery installations. 
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The Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760 from the Alan & Simone Hartman Collection


More than one hundred examples of 17th and 18th century English silver are on display in this exhibition, including individual pieces, full settings, design drawings, and illustrated books of the period. The exhibition is divided into four sections: silver and the state; silver for tea, coffee and chocolate; silver for the dining table, and silver for the boudoir and the salon.
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New & Notable Books for June, 2011


The Cooper Hewitt National Design Library, a branch of Smithsonian Institution Libraries, is the major resource in the United States for books, trade catalogs, serials, pictures, and archival material covering design and decorative art from the Renaissance to the present. Students, artists and designers, writers, researchers from auction houses, preservation and historical societies, conservators, collectors, and museum professionals come and use our library to research and document design and decorative arts- and everyone is welcome.
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Do I want an iPad?


As the popularity of eBooks and eInk surges, I wonder about the impact on book publishing and ponder the pleasures of traditional paper books. Why would anyone want an electronic book?
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