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2015

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Book, “55, Surprise,” Visionaire

This is a Book.

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 Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.

It is dated 2008. Its medium is cut paper.

Visionaire is an alternative, small-run publication based in New York. This particular issue, “55, Surprise,” was limited to 4,000 numbered copies. It consists of 11 pop-up volumes, each conceived by a different artist. This volume is entitled “Passing Winter”; the silver and white circles appear to be falling on the page, like snowflakes.

It is credited Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library; N 6497 .V57 2008 CHMRU.

  • Book, “Cubearc,” [2,3]
  • cut paper.
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library; fN 7433.4 .A94 B73 2010X v.....
  • 58.2015.2
  • Book, No. 5 culture Chanel
  • embossed paper.
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library; N 7433.4 .B64 N6 2013 CHMRB.
  • 58.2015.3

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 26 × 40.6 × 15.2 cm (10 1/4 in. × 16 in. × 6 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.

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