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.

An Illustrated Survey of the Collections

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

Publication design: Bert Clarke

permanent collection, survey, decorative arts

Ceramics 1956

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, New York Society of Ceramic Arts

ceramics

Design by the Yard: Textile Printing from 800 to 1956

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Calvin S. Hathaway

textiles, textile design, textile printing, fabrics, apparel, fashion

Nineteenth Century Jewelry: From the First Empire to the First World War

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, William Osmun

jewelry, 19th century, drawings

Summary Catalogue of Drawings and Prints Designed for Theater in the Cooper Union Museum

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Edward Kallop

drawings, prints, theater, theatrical design, costume, permanent collection

New York Society of Ceramic Arts: 61st Annual Exhibition

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, New York Society of Ceramic Arts

ceramics, pottery

An Exhibition of American Drawings: Assembled for the United States Information Agency by the Smtihsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, United States Information Agency, Smtihsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

drawings, American, Winslow Homer, Frederic Edwin Church, Samuel Colman, Robert F. Blum

Decorated Book Papers: Seventeenth to Twentieth Century

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, William Osmun

endpapers, bookbnding, marbling, woodblock prints, paper, paste papers, patterns

Enamel: An Historic Survey to the Present Day

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Everett Parker Lesley

enamel, Limoges, decorative objects, miniatures, jewelry

Santos from Puerto Rico

Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Everett Parker Lesley

Puerto Rico, devotional figures, santos, saints, carving, handicrafts, wood, collections

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