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Design is Not Art SC: 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.
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Design for the Other 90%
More than thirty projects which reflect the growing movement among designers, engineers, students, professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs to design low-cost solutions for 90% of the world's total population.
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Why Design Now? National Design Triennial
A glimpse into contemporary innovation, and an up-to-the-minute survey of what progressive designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and citizens are doing in diverse fields and at different scales.
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Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay
Sonia Delaunay is a heroine of early modernist art and design. This book focuses not only on her art but also her avant-garde fashion designs.
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Rococo: The Continuing Curve
An unprecedented collection of designers and objects celebrating the joyful and liberating spirit of the rococo movement.