Object of the Day

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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 book binding
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


Digital image of plates in book by Michel Chevreul
Plates 5-7 from
De la loi du contraste simultané des couleurs, by Michel Chevreul
Pitois-Levrault et cie., 1839
Smithsonian Libraries
ND 1488 .C52 1839


digital image of book cover
Alvin Lustig, book cover: Selected Poems by Ezra Pound
Gift of Susan Lustig Peck