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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.
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Design Life Now (Hardcover)
Celebrating the most creative and forward thinking designs, trends, and future horizons across the many fields of design.
Skin: Surface, Substance and Design
Featuring the work of notable designers from Greg Lynn to Marcel Wanders, along with essays on artificial skin and digital surfaces, and a glossary of surface materials.
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Design is Not Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel Whiteread
Catalog for the groundbreaking exhibition of virtually unknown design works by some of the most significant Minimalist and post-Minimalist artists of the last fifty years, including Donald Judd, Scott Burton, Richard Tuttle, Dan Flavin, Sol Lewitt and Rachel Whiteread.
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Design for Life
Highlights from the Cooper Hewitt collection that demonstrate the universal urge to improve the quality of our lives.
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Piranesi as Designer
Renowned as one of the finest printmakers of the eighteenth century, Giovanni Piranesi's work a a designer of interiors and furnishings has been largely uncelebrated. Until now.
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House Proud
House Proud commemorates the recent gift of a group of eighty-five nineteenth-century watercolor interior drawings to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum by Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
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Design with the Other 90%: Cities
Through a dozen essays and interviews, sixty profiles of solutions, and 250 photographs, this book examines the complex issues arising from unprecedented urban growth, primarily in the informal settlements and developing economies.