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1939

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2018

2021

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Book, Decorative Arts: Official Catalog Department of Fine Arts Division of Decorative Arts Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939

This is a Book. It was published by San Francisco Bay Exposition Company.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It has been able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries.

It is dated 1939. Its medium is printed paper, cardboard. It is a part of the department.

In the catalog for the exposition, Mergentime’s Americana is in the upper right corner of page 97 for the section on Modern Textiles (caption information is on page 98). In the introduction to the section, textile designer Dorothy Liebes writes that the purpose of this collection was to show “the remarkable technical and aesthetic achievement in textiles . . . the stress is rather more on the hand techniques, which in turn inspires and suggests future possibilities for the machine.”

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (open on foam book mounts): 26 × 37.5 × 10.2 cm (10 1/4 in. × 14 3/4 in. × 4 in.)

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