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Leather in the decorative arts

Smithsonian Libraries
"Catalogue [of the exhibition]": p. 11-15.

Introduction signed: Everett P. Lesley, Jr.

Decorative Arts and Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

decorative object

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Furniture, Decorative Arts and Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
This paper shows a list of names of several twentieth-century artists in black and blue ink and graphite. On the lower right, there are drawings in colored pencil of cupcake pans.

Furniture, Decorative Arts and Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Design for armchair.

Furniture, Decorative Arts and Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Design for armchair, plans, elevations, and perspectives, including scales.

Furniture, Decorative Arts and Design

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A scale drawing of the head of a woman for a clock. Below, plan of details for the clock. Text in graphite throughout.

Tapestry [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title supplied by cataloger.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Tapestry [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title supplied by cataloger.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Tapestry [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title supplied by cataloger.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Tapestry [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title supplied by cataloger.

Craft Horizons, Vol. XX, no 3 (May/June 1960).

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Craft Horizons, Vol. XX, no. 3 (May/June 1960), cover.

Resurrection [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Craft Horizons, Vol. XX, no 3 (May/June 1960), pg. 20.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Tapestry [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title supplied by cataloger.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Villagescape [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Craft Horizons, Vol. XX, no 3 (May/June 1960), pg. 19.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Decorative door boss and nail

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Round boss in the form of a Catherine Wheel On a square shank.

When Cubism Met the Decorative Arts in France

Smithsonian Magazine

In 1909 when Picasso and Braque made their first forays into what would later be called Cubism, critics were less than overwhelmed; their reactions ranged from "ugly" to "grotesque." But within two decades, the new style, with its bold colors and fractured geometry, had found its way into French homes as decorative artists created Cubist-inspired lamps, folding screens, clothing and other everyday objects.

Now, in an exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, the early impact of Cubism on France's decorative arts is explored. "Picasso, Braque, L├ęger and the Cubist Spirit, 1919-1939" includes a section that places decorative-arts objects alongside Cubist artworks of the same era. Among the highlights are colorful dress-design sketches by Sonia Delaunay, whose clients included Hollywood actress Gloria Swanson, and an aluminum-and-plastic desk lamp designed by Jacques Le Chevallier that looks modern even today. The exhibit, which will not travel, runs through October 20.

decorative door nail

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Decorated Mirror

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Doves [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title supplied by cataloger.

Photographed for: Roko Gallery.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Faces [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title supplied by cataloger.

Photographed for: Osborne Gallery.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

Crucifixion [decorative arts] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title supplied by cataloger.

Photographed for: Osborne Gallery.

1 photographic print : b&w, 8 x 10 in.

1 negative ; 4 x 5 in.

decorative door nail

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Square type, pierced and embossed with wrought lines. Quadrant leaf design based on old examples, with circular piercing between leaves. Faceted square nail head on square shank.

Pot with Geometric Decoration

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Micaceous Pot with Appliqué Decoration

Smithsonian American Art Museum
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