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Five bricklike books in a row, red, black, yellow, white and pink
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,...
Text says TOOLS above a photo of a single clothespin
Tools
From the earliest times to the present, tools have been at the frontier of design, demonstrating how technology and culture are inextricably linked.
blueprint of a woman's face, complete with measurements
Beautiful Users
From user research to hacking, open source to maker culture, Beautiful Users explores the changing relationship between designers and users.
Painting of two men standing on a beach.
My Favorite Things
A poignant and witty meditation on the importance of both quotidian and unusual objects.
Dark wood paneled staircase with large chandelier and extremely large bold type saying "LIFE OF A MANSION" in all caps.
Life of a Mansion
The story of the building that Cooper Hewitt calls home.
Painting of a dog figurine. The dog has black eyebrows. Hand-drawn lettering says Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag above the dog.
Ah-Ha To Zig-Zag
Maira Kalman’s joyfully illustrated romp through the treasures of Cooper Hewitt’s design collection