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The Use Of The Plant In Decorative Design, Book, ca. 1912

This is a The Use of the Plant in Decorative Design.

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

It is dated ca. 1912. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the department.

Maud Lawrence and Caroline Sheldon, the authors of The Use of the Plant in Decorative Design, were art teachers based in the Midwest region of the United States. Their book was written for grade school
and high school students, providing exercises in creating patterns from nature studies with simple stencils.

It is credited Smithsonian Libraries, NK1560 .L3X 1912.

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Its dimensions are

H x W (book open): 25.4 × 38.1 cm (10 × 15 in.)

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