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November 9, 2007 – September 1, 2008
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
Location: Ground Floor
This exhibition examines the historical and contemporary use of sampling formats, in use since the 18th century. Highlights include sample books of wallcoverings; textiles, ribbons, and lace; transfer print plates with sample borders; wallcoverings; and drawings and prints showing design alternatives.