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Making Design
To mark the occasion of Cooper Hewitt’s reopening, and virtual and physical renovation, the museum is publishing an expansive book based on its unparalleled collection, which consists of more than 210,000 objects from all over the world, spanning 30 centuries. Designed by Irma Boom, and a wonderful design object in itself at over 900 pages,...
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Tools
From the earliest times to the present, tools have been at the frontier of design, demonstrating how technology and culture are inextricably linked.
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Beautiful Users
From user research to hacking, open source to maker culture, Beautiful Users explores the changing relationship between designers and users.
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My Favorite Things
A poignant and witty meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects.
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Design Life Now (Softcover)
Celebrating the most creative and forward thinking designs, trends, and future horizons across the many fields of design.
Frederic Church, Winslow Homer and Thomas Moran: Tourism and the American Landscape
Tourism and the American Landscape
Exploring the promotion of nature tourism in nineteenth-century America through Cooper-Hewitt's extraordinary collections of oil paintings, drawings, and watercolors by these artists.
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New Design from Israel
The first museum exhibition of contemporary Israeli design in the U.S., New Design from Israel covered approximately 25 works, including prototypes, experimental objects, and production pieces. Only 700 copies printed.
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Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser’s Design Revolution
This book features more than 300 superb color photographs revealing Dresser's highly innovative ceramics, cast-iron garden furniture, and stark geometric silverplate tableware, along with previously unattributed designs for textiles, wallpaper, and glass.
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Inside Design Now: The National Design Triennial
A critical selection of work by eighty designers and firms operating at the most provocative level in design today.