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A Deskey Table


Cooper-Hewitt is fortunate to have the archive of renowned American modernist designer, Donald Deskey, as well as a number of Deskey objects, in its collection. A versatile practitioner in many design disciplines—exhibition and interior design, furniture, lighting, and packaging—Deskey was also a pioneer in the field of industrial design.
Donald Deskey, Ypsilanti Reed Furniture Company, Edward Durell Stone, Richard H. Mandel House, Marcel Breuer, Bedford Hills, New York, Radio City Music Hall, Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes, Art Deco, International Style, modernism

Studios & Workshops Today


craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans, ceramics

Craftsmen Preview the 'Sixties: Second Annual Exhibition of Artist-Craftsmen of New York, Inc.


craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans

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


craftsmanship, New York, crafts, artisans

Bill's Design Talks: Pentagram


Michael Bierut and Yve Ludwig of Pentagram talk about designing the catalog for the National Design Triennial: Why Design Now?
Michael Bierut, yve ludwig, Pentagram, graphic, triennial exhibit, New York, sustainable, Why Design Now, environment, Chuck Kim, Matilda McQuaid, Bill Moggridge, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Cities for People


For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Cities for People, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people.  
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National, design, museum, Jan Gehl, cities, Urbanism, Denmark, New York, talk, long, public program

Resorts of the Catskills


An exhibition of the architectural and social history of this New York mountain resort. Photographs, maps, Hudson River School paintings, and historical documents contribute to the depiction of this popular vacation spot from pre-Civil War days to the present time.
New York, resort, photographs, MAPS, paintings, books, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350457

John Henry Belter and the Rococo Revival


This landmark Belter exhibition assembles many rare works from the 19th-century cabinetmaker's New York workshop. 
furniture, furniture maker, 19th century, New York, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349659

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.
National Design Library, New York, books, recent acquisitions, new and notable, June, 2011

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