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Rare Books: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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Publisher Comments:

The Cooper-Hewitt Museum's library and archive, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, contains 5,000 rare books pertaining to ornament, architecture, and the decorative arts. A selection of these rare books forms the subject of this volume. design books have served as an inspiration to designers, as tools for instruction, and as works of art in themselves. Presented in this title are such remarkable books as Pierre Valet's 'Le Jardin du Roy tres chrestien' 'Loys XIII' 'Roy de France et de Navarre' of 1623, which contains over fifty life-size botanical engravings. Examples of fine bindings, children's books, pop-ups and caricatures are alos included. Rare books also provide insights into environmental factors that shape the designs of a society or era. By illustrating examples from the museum's books or history, culture, etiquette, and travel guides, Van Dyk shows how such books played key roles in defining acceptable taste and standards of design.

Synopsis:

Part of an exciting new series on decorative arts, showcasing the tremendous collections of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The title includes ome of the unpublished material from the Coopr-Hewitt archives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781857592382
Subtitle:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Preface:
Gwinn, Nancy E.
Preface:
Gwinn, Nancy E.
Author:
Van Dyk, Stephen H.
Author:
Gwinn, Nancy E.
Publisher:
Scala Publishers
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Design
Subject:
Illustration of books
Subject:
Library & Information Science
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Libraries
Subject:
Book design
Subject:
Rare books
Subject:
General Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
January 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.76x8.93x.44 in. 1.04 lbs.

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