blue translucent shapes and a silhouette of a hand on a black background
Studios & workshops today
An illustrated directory of ceramics and textile artists in the New York City area in 1957.
stylized depiction, blocky and simplified forms, of a pile of orange textiles with a large sword and other objects resting on top. japanese characters, hand written and cascading vertically, in the white space above the image.
Japanese woodblock prints
Woodblock printing, an ancient craft, rose to its greatest heights in Japan during the period from the mid-seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries.
a line drawing, very ornate with leaves and flowers, showing highly flourished letters A, B, and C being painted by large figures in the scene.
Recueil d’alphabets : dédié aux artistes
A collection of several hand-drawn alphabets, recreated one per page.
drawings of five old-fashioned looking white people in different fancy garments
Fashion plates in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
In the days before photographs, detailed fashion illustrations were used to portray trends in various periodicals.
Half of a fan shown, as if peeking out from the left edge of the page. the top is a realistically painted scene on paper, the bottom is ornately carved, even lacelike white support sticks holding the paper.
Folding fans in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
In its early history as a costume accessory in the East and later in the West, the fan served as a symbol of rank or status held only in the hands of the rich and powerful.
what appears to be an urn with a lid, made of silver and totally covered in molded imagery--imagery of plants, shells, people and animals all swirling around the exterior of the urn
Silver in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Designers and craftsmen in the precious metals have traditionally held a distinguished place in the history of design and decorative arts.
a sketch in golds and browns depicting two very grandiose building exteriors with domes, steeples and columns.
Theater designs in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
While video technology allows us to document theater more easily today, the only visual hint we have of theater in previous times is through designs for theater architecture, costumes and sets.
A black glossy ceramic plate against a black background, with swirling blue vines and white and orange flowers.
Pottery in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Nearly all cultures from prehistoric times to the present have produced some form of pottery.
A dome shaped cap with cute rainbows and clouds embroidered on it. It looks old, as it is faded.
Western European embroidery in the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
A sampling of the many hundreds of embroidered items in the Cooper Hewitt collection.