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Enwheeled: History, Design, and the Wheelchair
In so many ways humans and chairs are bound. Enwheeled traces the development of the wheelchair through the lens of design history. Author Penny Wolfson, whose work spans both disability and design studies, weaves yet a third perspective—the personal, as the mother of a person in a wheelchair—through her exploration. Drawing largely on historical sources...
The cover for The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition book with the title of the exhibition set against a dark grey background and interspersed within a list of words describing sensory experiences, like "icky," "lemony," and "foamy."
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum that explores how space, materials, sound, and light affect the mind and body. Learn how contemporary designers, including Petra Blaisse, Bruce Mau, Malin+Goetz, and many others, engage sensory experience. Multisensory...
Book cover feauting a dynamic smorgasbord of icons and storytelling elements, including emojis, three little pigs, underwear, ice cream cones, and a glass slipper. "Design Is Storytelling Ellen Lupton" appears in bubbles and giant letters.
Design Is Storytelling
Good design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The latest book from award-winning writer Ellen Lupton is a playbook for creative thinking, showing designers how to use storytelling techniques to create satisfying graphics, products, services and experiences. Whether crafting a digital app or a data-rich publication, designers invite people to enter a scene and...
A large book, shaped like an oversized brick, in bright red, that says in all caps MAKING DESIGN along the spine, beside cooper hewitt logo, and the numbers 210,000 and 1145 on the front cover
Making Design
To mark the occasion of Cooper Hewitt’s reopening, and virtual and physical renovation, the museum is publishing an expansive book based on its unparalleled collection, which consists of more than 210,000 objects from all over the world, spanning 30 centuries. Designed by Irma Boom, and a wonderful design object in itself at over 900 pages,...
Dark wood paneled staircase with large chandelier and extremely large bold type saying "LIFE OF A MANSION" in all caps.
Life of a Mansion
The story of the building that Cooper Hewitt calls home.