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The Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection
By Ursula Ilse-Neuman The Jewelry of Ideas is published in conjunction with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s exhibition celebrating gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection of contemporary jewelry. This renowned collection, built by the New York–based Lewin over several decades and recently donated to Cooper Hewitt, captures the diversity and achievements of art, or...
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...
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used—from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing, and finishing to apparel construction, quality inspection, and unsold goods—generating waste at each step. Typically, this waste is sent to landfills, incinerated, or, at best, recycled into low-quality fibers used for...
By the People: Designing a Better America
The catalog to the exhibition, By the People: Designing a Better America, examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. Available online through SHOP Cooper Hewitt.
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.
Painting of a dog figurine. The dog has black eyebrows. Hand-drawn lettering says Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag above the dog.
Ah-Ha To Zig-Zag
Maira Kalman’s joyfully illustrated romp through the treasures of Cooper Hewitt’s design collection