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Rare Books: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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. ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 11th 2006 by Scala Books
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Brief introduction to the collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries ... consisting primarily of design manuals, catalogues, and illustrated books ... generously illustrated, many in color ... inspires a visit ...