DECORATIVE ARTS, JEWELRY, CERAMICS, TEXTILES

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Paperback, 6 x 8.25 in. / 912 pgs / 1100 color.

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COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Making Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collections

Text by Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, Susan Brown, Kimberly Randall, Lucy Commoner, Sarah D. Coffin, Cynthia Trope, Gail S. Davidson, Caitlin Condell, Gregory Herringshaw, Stephen Van Dyk, Elizabeth Broman, Jennifer Cohlman Bracchi, Sarah Lawrence, Mary McWilliams.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Making Design</I>.Cooper Hewitt possesses one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence and is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Reopening in late 2014, the museum has undergone a transformative renovation. Its landmark home in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion offers an entirely new and interactive visitor experience resulting in 60 percent more gallery space. To mark the occasion, Cooper Hewitt is publishing an expansive book 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, the book expresses the museum's primary goal--to inspire people to see how design impacts their lives. Available in three different colors and printing with glow in the dark ink, the book embodies design process. This user-centered approach is reinforced throughout the pages with 54 narratives and an extensive process glossary that discusses individual objects through a design lens. Featuring more than 1,100 collection objects selected by the curatorial staff, Smithsonian Design Library, and renowned designer Irma Boom, Making Design is organized entirely by Boom's visual sequencing of images; her design and the curators' essays weave parallel narratives throughout the book. This wildly playful and unexpected jaunt through the collection ends with Boom's exploration of her process, "Making Making Design," which embraces the essence design and the new experiences in Cooper Hewitt's galleries.

Featured image is reproduced from Making Design.

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Architectural Digest

Lise Funderburg

The book that resulted, the 912-page Making Design: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collections (Cooper Hewitt, $45), is a notable object in and of itself. The playful and reflective volume pairs and sequences 1,145 images from the museum’s collection, purely according to Boom’s inclination. In almost every case, the link is apparent, whether it’s the comparison of like textures, colors, or shapes, as in the pairing of a 1904 photograph of French Art Nouveau architect Hector Guimard's Castel d'Orgeval with Italian Aldo Rossi's iconic Il Conico kettle from 1986.

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Making Design

Making Design

Kam Tang's 2012 poster for Herman Miller's Aeron Chair is reproduced from Making Design, the Cooper-Hewitt's rather amazing 912-page collection catalog. Designed by Irma Boom and featuring glow-in-the-dark ink on all three cover variations, 54 object essays, well more than 1000 color illustrations (selected from 210,000 objects spanning 30 centuries) and an extensive process glossary, this may be the most playfully ambitious collection catalog… ever. Cooper-Hewitt Director Caroline Baumann sums it up: "The organization, or narrative, of this book is purely visual and as you page through it, you'll see sequences of more than 1200 images that are provocative, lyrical, funny, unexpected, ravishing, somber and exquisite. The pairings emphasize looking at objects as well as making connections between them, highlighting their details, textures and patterns, forms, shapes and colors." continue to blog


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