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Badlands Unlimited: A Selection of eBooks

BADLANDS UNLIMITED: A SELECTION OF EBOOKS


Cooper-Hewitt eBooks

COOPER-HEWITT EBOOKS


DesignFile eBooks

DESIGNFILE EBOOKS


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METROPOLIS BOOKS EBOOKS


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DESIGNFILE

Available for iPad, Nook and Kindle

The Miserís Purse eBook

By Laura Camerlengo

Originally written as a thesis for the Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt MA program, The Miserís Purse by Laura Camerlengo, a Curatorial Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, tells the compelling story of how a small decorative purse became deeply embedded in nineteenth-century Victorian popular culture. Known at the time as long purses, gentlemenís purses or simply purses, they came to be called "miserís purses" because their diminutive openings made it difficult to retrieve coins. References to miserís purses in womenís magazines and etiquette guides reveal that they were given as gifts or sold at charitable fundraisers, and these social uses were adapted by many artists and writers in their portrayals of society.

DesignFile is the new line of e-books on topics and trends in design published by the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. There will be six to twelve titles published annually, each ranging in length from 7,500 to 20,000 words. Building a consortium with institutional partners and design practitioners, Cooper-Hewitt's series will bridge the academic, museum, design, and publishing worlds. Inaugural members of the e-book consortium are Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts.

DESIGNFILE EBOOKS

Favelization eBook
Design Cult eBook
Hacking Design eBook
The Miserís Purse eBook



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