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January 28, 2013

Object of the Day

Subscribe to "Object of the Day" from the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum - or just bookmark the page. Every day an item from the museum's collection is featured, with a quick description. Featured objects range from posters to textiles to book covers to fans. We're partial to books, so here's a sampling of them:

Detail of binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of London, ca. 1907.
Wine, women, and song; mediaeval Latin students’ songs now first translated into English verse, by John Addington Symonds.
Chatto & Windus, 1884. Smithsonian Libraries. PA8164 .S98.

Plates 5-7 from De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs, by Chevreul, Michel Eugène.
Published by Pitois-Levrault et cie., 1839. Smithsonian Libraries. ND1488 .C52 1839.

Book cover: Selected Poems by Ezra Pound. Designed by Alvin Lustig.
Gift of Susan Lustig Peck. 2001-29-7.

Posted by sgarrett at January 28, 2013 02:10 PM


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