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Tracing Textiles
Author: Sandra Sardjono September is New York Textile Month! In celebration, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles...
Centennial Souvenir
This souvenir handkerchief of Horticultural Hall at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia is unusual for its diagonal placement of the building in the center of the square. In the collection at the New York Historical Society there is a printed textile with six uncut handkerchiefs – there are views of the Art Gallery, Horticultural...
Let’s Hear it for the Man
George Washington’s triumphal entry into Boston following the end of the American War of Independence is the reason for our celebration today and this scene captures the spirit and revelry of the July 4th holiday. A parade of soldiers rides in front of the magnificent backdrop of Boston Harbor, while cheering crowds line the perimeter....
Unsuccessful Propaganda
It is with the perfect vision of hindsight that we can perceive the dramatic irony embedded in this textile, printed at the heart of the French Revolution. The intended message is announced on a banderole held aloft by a putto: Louis XVI is the Restorer of Liberty, a title briefly bestowed on him by the...
National Design Awards and the New York Waterfront
Credit: SHoP Architects I have been looking at this image from SHoP’s submission for quite some time without really understanding what the firm is proposing. Somehow, I managed to largely miss the announcement of the plan of General Growth Properties (GGP) to completely transform the area known as the South Street Seaport – an increasingly...
Summer in Minneapolis
Design for the Other 90% reopens at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 24 and will be there right through the summer until September 7, 2008. The design solutions will be displayed within several second generation larger Global Village Shelters in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the largest urban sculpture parks...