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Cut Paper


More than 150 examples of works created with cut paper are on view. Drawn from the Museum's collection as well as private and public collections in the United States and abroad, these cut paper designs date from the 10th century to the present and include Japanese kata-gami stencils used to dye fabric as well as black paper portraits by silhouette artist Augustin Edouart.
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Techniques: Cutting and Tearing


On view are examples of paper, fabric, ceramics, and metalwork that have been cut, ripped, or otherwise perforated. Cut-paper silhouettes, a pierced silver basket, a fabric with holes "burnt out" by an acid process, all illustrate this "subtractive" process.  This installation highlights objects from the Museum's permanent collection, and is part of the ongoing exhibition, The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.
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The Shredded Series


Belgian industrial designer Jens Praet’s Shredded Series upcycles old magazines and paper into handcrafted furniture.
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Design Miami


First stop: Moorhead & Moorhead’s Design Miami/ tent exterior. The Cooper-Hewitt group was greeted by brothers, Robert (industrial designer) and Granger (architect), to talk about the dynamic canopied entrance to the design show – a bris soleil of hand cut, twisted vinyl strips that perform a dance of shadows on the ground. 
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Do I want an iPad?


As the popularity of eBooks and eInk surges, I wonder about the impact on book publishing and ponder the pleasures of traditional paper books. Why would anyone want an electronic book?
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