Historical Publications

More than seventy-five titles highlighting the Museum’s collections, published between 1897 and 1987, are available online. Of these, more than 25 titles highlighting the Museum’s collections, published between 1978 and 1987, have been digitized and are freely available.

Prior to becoming a Smithsonian museum, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum was The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. Over 50 titles from this period, spanning from The Cooper Union Museum’s inception in 1896 up through 1968, are available. These publications include past museum exhibitions, the annual Chronicles (1935-45, 1948-58), recent acquisitions, and more.

Architectural Drawings in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, John Harris

Publication design: Sue Koch

Architecture, drawings, architectural drawings, permanent collection

Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Drawings in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Elaine Evans Dee

Publication design: Sue Koch

drawings, paintings, landscapes, American, 19th century, permanent collection

Buttons in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, Carl Christian Dauterman

Publication design: Gottschalk + Ash International

buttons, accessories, fashion, ornament, permanent collection

Pottery in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, David Revere McFadden

Publication design: Heidi Humphrey

pottery, ceramics, decorative objects, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349425

Wallpaper in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design

Publication design: Heidi Humphrey

wallpaper, wall coverings, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35350181

Matchsafes in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design

Publication design: Heidi Humphrey

matchsafes, Carol B. Brener, Stephen W. Brener, permanent collection, accessories, ch:exhibition=35349981

Tsuba, and Japanese Sword Fittings in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design

Publication design: Gottschalk + Ash Ltd.

sword guards, sword fittings, swords, Japanese, tsuba, Japan, permanent collection

Silver in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, David Revere McFadden

Publication design: Heidi Humphrey

silver, silverwork, metal, decorative arts, artisans, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35350781

Tiles in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, David Revere McFadden

Publication design: Heidi Humphrey

tiles, ceramics, patterns, permanent collection

Porcelain in the Collection of Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, David Revere McFadden

Publication design: Lorraine Wild

Porcelain, ceramics, decorative arts, permanent collection

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